About 35 persons, including a People’s Democratic Party. (PDP) stalwart and elder statesman, Chief Atoza Ihindan, were killed yesterday in Benue and Yobe States as Muslims in the country celebrated Eid-el-Fitr.
In Damaturu, the Yobe state capital there were bomb explosions in two locations in the heart of the troubled North-East state.
The explosions which went off at the phase one secretariat and the Gwange-sabon Pegi by cemetery road left 15 people dead and over 40 people injured.
The early morning twin blast, according to the State Commissioner of Police Markus Danladi, claimed 13 lives and was masterminded by female bombers.
In Benue state, about 20 persons weree killed. Saturday Vanguard learned from a source that the septuagenarian and Second Republic lawmaker was waylaid and gunned down Friday morning in Katsina/Ala town by some unidentified persons while inspecting ongoing work on the perimeter fence he was constructing round his piece of land.