Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Maisaka, a retired senior officer of the Nigerian Air Force along with his grandchild have been shot and killed at Rigasa, a community in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Sources said the 27-year-old grandchild, Mohammed Musa, who is a serving Airman, was his grandfather’s Orderly.
The retired senior Air Force Officer was the Proprietor and Managing Director of MSK Hospital, a medical facility he was said to have established to help the highly populated Rigasa community.
He was a former Director of the NAF Medical Services and an Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Teaching Hospital lecturer of Internal Medicine, who helped in producing hundreds of doctors across Nigeria and abroad.
Sources confirmed that the terror bandits stormed the late AVM Maisaka’s residence located around Markarfi Road in Rigasa around 8:30 pm on Monday and shot the two at closed range.
Confirming the incident to Daily Trust the deceased’s wife, Hajiya Fatima Maisaka, said the gunmen did not take take anything from the house.
“They only came into the parlour and killed them both without taking any of our belongings. In fact, they left our phones with us.”
The deceased, who before his death was the MD of MSK specialist Hospital Makarfi Road Rigasa, left behind his wife, children and aged mother.
Former Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Group Captain Sadeeq Shehu, first broke the news Tuesday morning in his Facebook post, saying: “SO SAD …AIR VICE MARSHAL MAISAKA RTD …. along with his driver killed by “bandits” in his home in Kaduna. May Allah forgive his mistakes”.
“From there were, there were torrents of mourning and tributes. Jibrin Baba Ndace, a senior journalist with Blueprint Newspapers: “Very sad and unfortunate. May Allah grant him aljana firdausi. My condolences please.”
Francis Orumoku said: “Chai! Someone that didn’t die in battle all through his service years, now dies at home while enjoying his retirement by bullets that didn’t kill him while still in service. Painful. Damn painful. Those responsible must pay for this.”
For Onu John Okwudo, “My God!!!!. This had become one too many an act of wickedness. May God grant him eternal rest.”
Joseph Ochogwu noted: “Oh dear. These monsters of evildoers must be eradicated from our midst. We must close ranks from identity differences to really deal the desired death-end to this calamity before it envelope all of us”.