Kidnappers have killed an activist, Sani Khalil Rigasa after collecting N1.5 million ransom from his family.
Sani Khalil Rigasa was a popular #SecuretheNorth campaigner and a member of North Media Writers.
Sani was kidnapped during the attack along Rigasa Train Station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state on November 21, during which activist, Rabiu Awwal was killed.
Another young man identified as Umar Elkhadab was injured in the attack while the kidnappers abducted Sani.
The men were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly to discuss the insecurity in Kaduna.
Just like Rabiu, Sani was also was also an activist who had called on President Buhari to secure the north.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the latest development in a statement on Saturday, December 5.
“Khalil was kidnapped in November 2020 on the Rigasa – Link Road in Igabi Local Government Area. The government has sent condolences to the family.” he said.
Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn him. Danmalikin Rigachikun described the deceased as a “popular figure in the campaign for securing the north”
Nura Usman wrote on Facebook:
“Innalillahi wa’inna’ilaihi raji’un.
After attacking them by bandits last 2weeks along Rigasa Train Station Road which resulted to the Killing of Rabiu Auwal, leaving Umar El-khaddab Arewa with Gunshot and kidnapped Sani Khalil Rigasa, information reaching me now has it that after collecting ransom of 1.5million they have killed him today.
Innalillahi wa’inna’ilaihi raji’un, may the soul of Sani Khalil Rigasa Rest in peace, may Aljannatul firdausi be his and our parents final abode. Amiin
May Almighty Allah bring and end to this problems bedevilling our country Nigeria. Amiin”