A Zamfara based lawyer Torngee Azaa, yesterday, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the state.
In an announcement sighted by TheNigeriaLawyer, the Chairman of NBA Gusau Branch, Junaidu Abubakar Esq made known this development to other members.
According to the Chairman, the deceased died on Thursday, at about 2200-2330 hrs.
Narrating how he found out about the incident, Abubakar stated that “It was around 2330 hours yesterday, while at home he received phone calls from his colleagues informing him that B. T. Azza Esq. was shot dead by unknown gunmen and his body was lying on the road side along Byepass near FRSC office, Gusau.
“Immediately after receiving the information, i rushed to the scene where I met our colleagues, Abdullahi Ibrahim Esq. and Ibrahim Sani Gusau Esq. with much number of security personnel (police and soldiers), only to BT Azza’s dead body lying in cold blood as well as his accident vehicle (Lexus Jeep) by the road side.”
Mr. Abubakar stated that later on, FRSC’s personnel came to the scene with a body bag in which the dead body was taken by the police to Yariman Bakura Specialists Hospital, Gusau and was deposited in the mortuary.
On how the incident transpired, Abubakar stated thus: “According to the information, BT Azza was shot dead by 2 unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who came on a motorcycle. The information has it that, the gunmen wanted to kidnap him at his house situate at Saminaka Area, Behind Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Headquarters, Byepass, Gusau but he was able to escaped, drove his vehicle and run to the road side. The gunmen pursued him and shot him dead.”
“B. T. Azza’s neighbours said they heard some gun shots in the area and after a while, they also heard loud sound of a vehicle accident. When they came out and rushed to the scene, they saw BT opens his vehicle’s door, came out and walked with is legs to the main road where he sat down and he started bleeding and he died instantly. BT was said to have been shot three times by the unknown gunmen who, after the shootings, they took to their heel when they saw people coming to the scene.”
Until his death, B. T. Azza Esq was the Principal Associate of BENEDICT TORNGEE AZA & ASSOCIATES, Legal Practitioners, Gussu, Zamfara State.
B. T. Azza is from Yelewatta, Makurdi Benue State. He attended GCSS, Udei in 1999, University of Jos and Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus in 2008. He was married to Izuagie Rachael and blessed with children.
The chairman assured that more information will be provided later.