Bandits Kill FIRS Director While On His Way To Abuja


Bandits were said to have rained bullets into Alhaji Mohammadu Kudu Lawal, a Director with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) while traveling to Abuja. He died immediately.

Newspot learned that the incident happened while Lawal was on his way to Abuja on Sunday7 August 2022. He was gunned down in Saminaka village of Lapai Local Government Area (LGA) in Niger State.

Another staff of the FIRS received injuries in the attack.

Lawal, an indigene of Lafiagi in Kwara State, ran into the bandits who rained bullets on the Hilux vehicle he was travelling in.

Until his death, he was the State Coordinator for Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara States.


Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Inga, the Director General (DG) of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), confirmed the incident which he described as sad and pathetic.

Reacting to Kudu’s killing, the FIRS in a statement signed by Johannes Oluwatobi Wojuola, the Special Assistant (Media and Communication) to the FIRS Chairman, said: “He was a Deputy-Director who had dedicated over two decades of his life to a selfless and hardworking career at the Service.

“The Board, Management and staff of the Service condoles with the family of the deceased and prays for their comfort in this sad moment.

“Mohammed Kudu is survived by his wife and children; he will be buried in his home town, Lafiagi, Kwara State, today according to Islamic rites.”

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