Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed a former director of medical training operation, at the Defence headquarters, Air Vice Marshal M. M. Maisaka (Rtd) at his residence in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the deceased was shot dead alongside his physiotherapist (also a NAF personnel) on Monday night, November 8.
The deceased’s son and brother-in-law Saleh Bala, confirmed the news on the social media on Tuesday.
“Innalillahi wa innailaihir raijun…pls say a prayer for my Dad (Air vice marshal maisaka). He was assassinated at his residence yesterday (Monday) alongside his orderly” the son wrote.
It was learnt that the late Airforce General was one of the finest neurologists in the country before he took ill sometimes ago, and travelled to India to seek for medical attention before returning to the country two months ago.
According to Nigerian Tribune, a family source who pleaded for anonymity disclosed that his killing might not be unconnected with the ongoing banditry in the country where he was seen in his community as a shield.
“Yes you know our community has been subjected to series of attacks by the bandits. But while he was alive he tried his best to thwart their onslaught on several occasions. They were not happy,” the source said.
Reports revealed that a threat message was sent to him about two weeks ago, and the content of the message revealed that he was going to be killed Monday night.
The threat message was reported to the police and other security operatives.
Meanwhile, the late officer’s brother-in-law took to Facebook to narrate how the incident happened. Swipe to read what he wrote