Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Monday night shot dead AVM Mohammed Maisaka, the Proprietor and Managing-Director of MSK Hospital, at his residence in Makarfi, Rigasa ward in Kaduna State.
The Observerstimes source said Maisaka was murdered around 10pm on Monday after the assailants stormed his home.
Per sources, the Senior Military Officer was killed alongside his driver.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Monday said the prevalence of the various security threats in Nigeria has adversely affected food security thereby posing new dimension of threats to the country.
Magashi, a retired major general, stated this at the opening of a retreat for Defence Advisers/Attaches Conference, organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja.
The conference/retreat has the theme, ‘’Advancing Counterterrorism Efforts through Enhanced Inter-Agency Cooperation: A Whole of Government Approach”.
He said the attacks by Boko Haram Terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North-east as well as banditry and herder/militia in the North-west and North-central had continued to pose serious security threats to Nigeria.
According to him, the littoral states in the South-south region are plagued with illegal oil bunkering, piracy and militancy while the South-east is challenged with secessionist activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
He added that the South-west region is equally faced with secessionist inclination driven by ethnic agitators as well as occasional tensions between herders and farmers.