Gunmen shoot dead FIRS director, injure staff in Niger


Gunmen shoot dead FIRS director, injure staff in Niger

A director with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Alhaji Mohammadu Kudu Lawal, has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.

It was gathered that Lawal was shot dead on his way to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State consoled the family of the deceased and described the death of the FIRS top official as evil and a great loss to the nation.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ilorin. Ajakaye quoted the governor as describing the death of the FIRS top official as a big tragedy.

“With total submission to the will of God, I send my heartfelt condolences to the people of Lafiagi Emirate, the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Mohammed Kawu and the family of Kudu on this sad development.”

“We are again renewing our calls on the security agencies to not spare any efforts to take out the daredevils who continue to terrorise and waste innocent lives under whatever guise. We pray to Allah to bring comfort to the family of Alhaji Kudu at this moment and always. We pray to Allah to grant us peace and security,”  AbdulRazaq said.

It was gathered that the FIRS director was shot dead and a staff who was traveling with him sustained injuries as a result of the attack that happened in Saminaka village of Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger State.

Lawal, an indigene of Lafiagi in Kwara State, ran into the unknown gunmen who rained bullets on the Hilux vehicle he was traveling in.

FIRS authorities have confirmed the incident.


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