In Gombe State, individuals believed to be associated with the ‘Kalare’ gang, notorious for their mobile phone thefts, took the life of Aishatu Abdullahi, a 58-year-old woman, in her home located in the Jeka Da Fari area of the state’s capital city during a late-night attack on Friday,leadership report.
These criminals forcibly entered the woman’s residence at around 9:45 PM, intending to rob her. Tragically, during the robbery attempt to seize her phone, they resorted to violence, fatally injuring her.
Notably, a few months ago, the ‘Kalare’ gang had targeted the home of a renowned Islamic preacher in the state, Sheikh Albani Kuri. Their objective was to steal his phones, and when he refused to comply, they resorted to murder.
The Gombe State Police Command has expressed deep shock and concern over this heinous crime and has committed to using all available resources to bring the culprits to justice. In a press release issued by the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mahid Muazu Abubakar, the Command announced a comprehensive investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and identify the individuals responsible for the woman’s murder.
The Command extended its heartfelt condolences to the family of Aishatu Abdullahi and assured the public that it is diligently working to apprehend those responsible for this gruesome crime. The Police spokesperson also urged anyone with information related to the investigation to come forward and provide that information.
Furthermore, the Command urged the state’s residents to remain calm and vigilant, encouraging them to promptly report any suspicious activities or individuals to the Police.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has strongly condemned the brutal murder of the woman. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Isma’ila Uba Misilli, the governor instructed security forces to track down and apprehend the perpetrators, emphasizing that those responsible for this cruel act will not evade justice. He conveyed the government’s condolences to the grieving family.