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NATIONAL chairman of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Alhaji Gambo Jimeta, said yesterday that the murderers of the wife of Alhaji Abubakar Rimi were out to kill the Second Republic Governor of the old Kano State.
KANO — NATIONAL chairman of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Alhaji Gambo Jimeta, said yesterday that the murderers of the wife of Alhaji Abubakar Rimi were out to kill the Second Republic Governor of the old Kano State. Alhaji Gambo spoke briefly with journalists at the residence of the former presidential aspirant after commiserating with him, noting that it was politically motivated.
He also wrote in the condolence register: "A great loss indeed, may the Almighty Allah grant Alhaji Rimi and his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. We together with all the members of MRDD share this great grief with our dear friend."
The former Inspector-General of Police also prayed that God might unmask the killers of Hajiya Sa’adatu Rimi because she did not deserve to die the way she did.
"This is the most wicked act done to a human being, a woman and wife for that matter. For whatever purpose, they wanted to achieve they will not achieve it because they cannot stop the wind of change. May God comfort the family of Governor Dr. Rimi. God will reveal their bad and wicked activities," he said in the condolence register.
Chief Jim Nwobodo, Second Republic governor of the old Anambra State wrote in the condolence register: "The death of Sa’adatu Rimi is painful because she does not deserve this cruel death. The murderers who perpetuated this horrendous crime against God and man will pay dearly for humanity will not forgive them. They will certainly not escape justice. May her gentle soul rest in peace," while Governor Boni Haruna of Adamawa State wrote: "My condolence to his Excellency over the death of his wife, our sister and mother. We in Adamawa State mourn her untimely death, just as we pray to God to grant her eternal rest and give his Excellency the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss."
Other dignitaries who were at the residence of Alhaji Rimi to commiserate with him were former military ruler, General Ibrahim Babangida, Governor Abdulkadir Kure of Niger State, Senator Ibrahim Kirikasama, ministers, and legislators.
The Kano Police Command is yet to comment on the murder. Policemen remained in the compound yesterday.