The very sad news of the murder of Haro Gandu was brought to my attention in the early hours of this morning. I learnt that his residence was invaded on Sunday night by persons suspected to be bandits.

These unrepentant men of the underworld shot Haro Gandu to death and abducted his wife and son. This is most tragic and worrisome. While sympathising with the Gandu family over the gruesome murder of our colleague, I call on the State and Federal Governments to step up security and ensure the killers of Haro Gandu are brought to justice. The State and Federal security agencies must collaborate effectively to ensure speedy and safe release of our deceased colleague’s wife and son.

This is another killing and abduction too many. Government must rise up to its responsibility of protecting the lives and security of the citizens. Just about a week ago, I read about the wanton killings in some parts of Kaduna State. These gruesome killings must stop.
We need peace in our land and it is my prayer that peace shall return to every troubled part of our country.

My heartfelt condolences to the Gandu family, his colleagues and friends, NBA Kaduna Branch, Ministry of Justice Kaduna State and the Government and people of Kaduna State over these mindless killings.

Haro Gandu was until his death a Deputy Director in the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice and an elder brother to one of the very vibrant young lawyers and my good friend, Fumen Gandu. May the good Lord bless his soul and grant him eternal rest.

Dele Adesina SAN, FCIArb