The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has pleaded with the Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, not to allow the death of his younger brother, Yohanna, and others killed by gunmen in the state to go in vain.
Yohanna was killed on Sunday on the Kaduna-Kachia Road by gunmen when he was travelling with his family for a burial in a village in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
Describing his late younger brother as a humble and an easy-going man who had made his contributions to the development of the society, Yakubu said:
“On behalf of our family, I wish to thank you for your thoughtful visit to us during this sad period. Yohanna was a nice, humble and simple man who had made his contributions to his society and is gone in a manner that we cannot challenge God for.
“He was so humble that even when I was heading the refinery here, very few people knew we were related. He chose to live a simple, modest life and cared very much for others.
“I have been informed about your efforts in securing the state, and I thank you for that. But let the death of Yohanna be the last of such kind of death. Let no one; no family, undergoes what we are experiencing. His death and that of others should create a new drive for securing the state,” Yakubu said.
Responding, Yero expressed his condolence to the family, saying that he was deeply touched by the unfortunate incident and therefore prayed to God to grant the family, especially Yakubu, the fortitude to bear the loss.