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Terrorists Kill Retired Air Vice Marshal In Northwest Nigeria

The terrorists stormed Maisaka's house in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8, 2021, gunned him down, and injured his driver.

Suspected terrorists have assassinated Muhammad Maisaka, a retired Air Vice Marshal (AVM) and the proprietor and managing director of MSK Hospital, at his home in Rigasa, Kaduna state, in Northwest Nigeria. 

The terrorists stormed Maisaka’s house in the early hours of Tuesday, November 8, 2021, gunned him down, and injured his driver, while recovering from a medical condition that had paralysed his body for over three years. 

According to Saleh Bala, an eyewitness and in-law to the deceased, the terrorists first went to the boys’ quarters where they picked his physiotherapist (also a NAF personnel) and they forced him to lead them into the main house.

Bala added that the attackers left the house without stealing anything or threatening anyone further.

AVM Masaka was a former Director, Medical Training Operations at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja before his death. He was also the Director of Medical Services for the Nigerian Air Force. 

Muhammad Jalige, a spokesman for the Kaduna Police Command, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. Jalige said the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday and Maisaka’s gateman was injured as a result of the attack. 

He said Maisaka’s body has been transported to the hospital, and the gateman has been transported to the hospital for treatment, Jalige stated that more information about the incident would be released soon.

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