Armed assailants have shot dead an elder statesman, Dr. Andrew Malgwi alongside his wife on Saturday while harvesting crops at their farmland located at Gerio in Yola the Adamawa state capital, FOMBINATIMES can confirm.
An associate of the slain doctor, Dr. Adiel Adamu and ex Adamawa state branch chairman of National Medical Association, (NMA) said that the corpses of the slain couple have been deposited at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yola.
A close family source told our correspondent that while on their farm, the couple started hearing gunshots and immediately made attempt to escape the scene, but in the frenzy, they rammed into a three where the gunmen met up with them and shot them to death.
Commenting on the unfortunate incident, Adamawa state chairman of NMA, Dr. Tounde Elijah Sunday, lamented the degeneration of security in the state to the extent that life was no more sacred.
He called on the government to ensure security for all, noting that development can only be recorded in an atmosphere of peace and security.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State police command DSP Othman Abubakar said the state police command is working round the clock to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.