A former Director-General of the National Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Professor Yakubu Sankey has been killed by terrorists herdsmen in his hometown in Kaduna State.
The former DG was killed at Kamuru in Southern Kaduna at about 2am on Thursday.
A family source, Pastor Gideon Mutum said Prof. Yakubu Sankey was killed by “marauders.”
“Dr. Yakubu Sankey killed yesterday. A professor and lecturer. A farmer and community development expert, one time DG NIPPS, Senior Adviser Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Contestant of the seat of Bajju traditional Council,” he said.
Mutum blamed his death on the government’s inability to curtail insecurity in the country.
“He was killed by a failed state and the nonchalant attitude of government toward security,” he said.
Sources told our Correspondent that the terrorists shot former DG and dump his dead body at backyard of his house.
“They storm our house with heavy weapons, operated for more than four hours.”
The Chairman of Zango Kataf Local Government, Mr. Francis Sani confirmed the incidence.