Abdulkarim, son of Bala Na’Allah, senator representing Kebbi south, has been found dead in his home in Kaduna.
The younger Na’Allah was said to have been murdered on Sunday at his residence in Malali GRA in Kaduna metropolis.
The state has been recording an increase in killings and abduction of residents.
Garba Mohammed, an aide to the senator, confirmed the incident, but did not give details of how it occurred.
A vehicle and some personal possessions of Abdulkarim, who is a pilot, were said to have been carted away by the attackers.
The remains of the deceased have been buried at Unguwan Sarki cemetery in Kaduna.
Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, also confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday evening.
“The Kaduna State Government has been informed by security agencies that the remains of one Captain Abdulkarim Ibn Na’Allah were found in his Kaduna home,” Aruwan said.
“In what appears to be a case of culpable homicide, the deceased was found in a bedroom of his residence in Malali, Kaduna North LGA, apparently after having been strangled with a rope. A vehicle was stolen from his parking lot by the assailants.
“In another incident, armed bandits killed one Ahmadu Tanko at Janwuriya, Kajuru LGA.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the reports as he prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims, and sent his heartfelt condolences to their families. The Governor urged security agencies to conduct vigorous investigations towards apprehending the perpetrators of the attacks.”
The development is coming hours after two people were killed in Makoro Iri village in Kaduna.
Aruwan, in a statement earlier on Sunday, had said three other abducted persons were rescued by troops of operation Safe Haven.
“The travelers were abducted by armed bandits who barricaded the road. Troops responded to a distress call and pursued the bandits, rescuing the trio identified as follows; Jibril Salisu, Happy Sunday and Ruth Dauda,” the commissioner said.
“The rescued travelers’ vehicle, a Peugeot 307, was also recovered.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted with sadness the report of the attack in Makoro Iri village of Kajuru LGA, and prayed for the repose of the victims’ souls, as he sent condolences to their families.”