By Olajide Meseko
Bala ibn Na’Allah, senator representing Kebbi South, has spoken on the killing of his son, Abdulkareem, in Kaduna State on Sunday.
Abdulkareem, who was a pilot, was found dead in his house in the Malali area of Kaduna metropolis.
The deceased, 36, was said to be alone at home, as his wife had travelled.
The senator in a statement he issued on Monday, revealed that his son’s killers got access into his house through the roof.
Na’Allah, who is senate committee chairman on Air Force, said his son was strangled, adding that the assailants were not armed.
The lawmaker stated that the family has surrendered to the will of Allah over the death of Abdulkareem, whom he described as one of their finest “ambassadors”.
“Let me on behalf of Na’Allah’s family specifically confirm the death of Abdulkareem Na’Allah snr who was attacked and killed by yet to be identified persons,” he said in the statement.
“From the reports received so far, his attackers were not Armed with guns. They simply gained access to his house through the roof and strangulated him to death.
“As a family we will continue to love him even in death because he was such a wonderful person in his life.
“His life is not better than any other Nigerian. As a family we leave everything in the hands of Almighty Allah to whom we have since surrendered in pursuit of the strength to bear the loss of Abdulkareem in our family and by the numerous calls, messages and visits we have received so far, we have every cause to thank Almighty Allah for his love and mercy to the family.
“We assure the public that though we feel greatly diminished in the manner he was killed, we shall remain steadfast in our unshakable belief in the will of Allah.
“We shall persevere and overcome this tragic loss of one of the finest Ambassadors of our family who has done us proud in his life.
“We express the hope that his death will play a major role in finding solutions to the problem facing our great Nation.
“May Allah grant him Aljannah fiddous.
“We thank the Nigerian Police and the Government of Kaduna State for their intervention so far.”