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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

General Ishaya Bamaiyi’s sister, granddaughter killed in Kebbi

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muhammad with agency report

The Sallah celebration in Zuru, Kebbi state, turned grim after reports of the killing of Mrs. Saratu Bamaiyi, elder sister of the retired Lt. Gen Ishaya Bamaiyi, and her granddaughter, came in.

The 75-year old woman and her 12-year old granddaughter were hit and killed with a pestle, then dragged and dumped in a well.

According to reports, she and her granddaughter were murdered and then dragged into the well inside the house. I don’t think it was by the use of gun. They used a pestle to attack them.

“It appears not to be murder for robbery because she was having some money in her handbag, money from sales from her provision store outside the house.

“The bag containing the money was also dumped with the bodies inside the well. We also discovered wraps of money possibly for contribution in the house because she was a woman leader in the community. The unspecified amount of wrapped money was not touched.

“So, that made us to think that it was not robbery that led to that but probably assassination. But we are investigating the unfortunate incident,” the CP added.

General Bamaiyi was out of town at the time of this report and as such unavailable to comment.

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