15 April 2013, KADUNA — Mr.Yohana Yakubu (47), the younger brother of Mr. Andy Yakubu, the Group Managing Director, GMD, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was yesterday ambushed and killed by unknown assailants in a village in the southern part of Kaduna, a family source disclosed yesterday.
“He was going to attend a funeral in his village, in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, LGA, this morning. He was in the car with his wife and they had driven to somewhere near Idon village in Kachia LGA. The place is about 110 from Kaduna town. He was ambushed by gunmen and killed. But his wife was not hurt. That was around 7am Sunday morning.
“He was a staff of the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company and worked in the power house section of the refinery. His corpse has been deposited at a mortuary in Kaduna”, the source said.
It was gathered that Andy Yakubu, the NNPC boss was already in Kaduna over the incident.
Another source disclosed that armed robbers had operated in the place unchallenged last Saturday morning, in spite of the presence of a permanent check-point manned by soldiers about a kilometer away.
The Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Aminu Lawan could not be reached for comments.
NNPC management condoles GMD
Meanwhile, the Management and Staff of the NNPC have expressed deep condolences with Mr. Andrew Yakubu over the untimely demise of his younger brother, Yohanna Yakubu.
this was contained in a statement signed by Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Corporation, Tumini Green who said Mr. Yohanna was killed by men suspected to be armed robbers at about 7am on Sunday in Idon Village in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State some 110km from Kaduna town while travelling to his village, Ungwar Wakili in Zango/ Kataf LGA.
“While we await the outcome of the police investigation on this sad event our prayers and commiserations remain with the entire Yakubu family and we implore the Almighty to give them the fortitude to bear this great loss”, Tumini stated.
The remains of the late Yohanna Yakubu would be laid to rest on Friday, 19th April, 2013 in his hometown. He joined the NNPC in July 1987.