The Sokoto State Coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Malam Abubakar Sadiq Yabo, has been killed by unknown assailants in Yabo local government area of Sokoto state.
Yabo, who was also the Chairman of the Sokoto State Project Monitoring and Verification Committee, was said to have been trailed to his residence in his hometown in Yabo town by unknown assailants who strangled him to death.
According to family sources, the assassins did not take anything in the residence apart from his mobile phones.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of Sokoto State Police Command, Al-Mustapha Sani, informed reporters that investigations had already commenced to unravel the mystery behind the murder.
He also debunked allegations that the deceased was kidnapped, saying the police did not receive any report declaring him missing.