Murdered Bauchi lawmaker, Baraza laid to rest

The remains of the late Bauchi State House of Assembly member, Musa Baraza, have been laid to rest after being killed by gunmen in his home on Thursday night.

The Clerk of the Assembly, Umar Gital, confirmed that the murdered lawmaker was buried at the Dass Central Burial Ground according to Islamic rites.

He said, “After the burial, the Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, led other members of the Assembly to the Palace of the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Biliyaminu Othman.

“Then, the Speaker also led the members to the deceased’s village on a condolence visit.”

The gunmen also kidnapped his two wives and one-year-old daughter.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Abdul Burra, the Speaker said, “As a member who represented the good people of Dass, Hon. Mante dedicated his time and resources to ensure the well being of his constituents. He was always at the forefront of serving the interest of his people and dear State.

“He lived a simple and exemplary life worthy of emulation. The fact that he had lived in his village interacting and serving his people, speaks volumes on how faithful and humble Late Hon. Musa Mante Baraza was.

“As Chairman, House Committee on Public Petitions, Hon. Mante diligently and effectively discharged his responsibility by being so much dedicated and committed to finding solutions to many problems affecting people across the state.”

He urged the lawmaker’s family, colleagues and constituents to be comforted and prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive Baraza’s shortcomings and give his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

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