Kaduna Ministry Official Taken For Suicide Bomber Dies Of Gunshot Wounds

Isuwa Kiforo
By Saharareporters, New York

SaharaReporters has learnt that Isuwa Kiforo, the Director of Administration and Finance in the Kaduna State Ministry of Information, who was shot last week after he was mistaken for a suicide bomber has died of gunshot injuries. The victim died this morning (Nigerian time).

Nigerian soldiers shot and seriously wounded Mr. Kiforo at Kaduna State Government House.

The senior bureaucrat was shot after soldiers guarding the Government House accused him of security breach, claiming that he unlawfully forced his way into the premises.

The soldiers fired several bullets at Mr. Kiforo following his alleged forcible entry into the Government House. The bullets hit Mr. Kiforo’s legs and lower abdomen. He was then rushed to a hospital after he was recognized as a director on official business and not a suicide bomber as alleged by the soldiers.

Mr. Kiforo, who was also a pastor at the Living Faith Church in Kaduna, died in the Brigadier General A.A. Abubakar Ward in the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna (popularly known as “44 Hospital”).

After Mr. Kiforo was admitted at the hospital, a source at the medical facility told SaharaReporters that the man’s condition “looked very bad and his chances of survival are slim.” The source disclosed that the victim had “bled for a while and lost a lot of blood before he was brought to the hospital.”

The same source told SaharaReporters today that Mr. Kiforo was confirmed dead around 9:30 a.m.

The source said, “He could not make it because his body organs had been destroyed or damaged beyond what the surgeons at the hospital could handle.”

In addition, the hospital source said, “About 13 live bullets were recovered in the course of surgery, and he lost excessive blood and had horrible gunshot wounds. And so by his age and situation it was very difficult for him to survive beyond this point.”

The hospital source added that “Nobody expected that he would even survive one hour after the incident. It was miraculous that he made till today.”

Mr. Kiforo’s son, Manasse, who is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, was at the hospital along with his mother at the time of his father’s death. He sent several SMS messages to friends and relations announcing his father's death.

After announcing his father's demise, Manasse and his mother, Mrs. Charity Kiforo, drove out of the hospital after the deceased was taken to the mortuary.

Mr. Kiforo, who was 52 years, hailed from Ziturung, Bajju Chiefdom in Zangon Kataf local government area of Southern Kaduna. He was born on March 20, 1959, and is survived by a wife, and five children, four sons and a daughter.

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Kiforo Dead?

This man served as a Director in the Government house for several years, meaning he is a known figure. This man has been coming to the government house for the past 6 days before the incidence. Meaning he is known. This man was shot and taken to the hospital at about 2.oopm, but was operated upon at about 11.oopm in the night. Why the delay? Why were journalists bared from seeing him? Why were the journalists bared from examining the car that was said to have crashed through the security gate? Was there any damage to the said car? Couldn’t the security people have shot the car without shooting the man. Why did they pump so many bullets (about 50) into one single unarmed individual? Why the cover ups by the security agencies in saying that the man drove dangerously into their gate? The man may be dead, but we really have to answer the questions. For the records, a good man was killed. Pastor Isua Kiforo was that good man.

Boko Haram shot trying to Bomb KD gov

I hail the soldier that performed his duty rightly. Had it been he was loss, the story could could have been different when B/H pastor reach his target.

Kaduna Ministry official taken for suicide bomber dies

I have the feeling that his driver sold him out to be killed. He is likely to have sat at the back sit not knowing the intention of the driver to pump security post. I believe very well that his driver intentionally did that and before he could call him to order, he has received serious gun shot. Why was the drver not gunned down since he is the one with the steering. Hope the driver was not bribed by BH or he was converted as one recently.

u are a fool

U are very stupid,it's ur mother and sister u will ganbang idiot, unless fool

Shame on U

Abun kunya u cant even spell a common 5 letter word

May God have mercy on you!

May God have mercy on you!

@Sobar, First and foremost

@Sobar, First and foremost you are a donkey. Secondly, it is very obvious your brothers and fellow ragheads in arm killed him as their own contribution to your war against christianity and civilisation. You are a lone voice in the wilderness trying to defend the undefendable.
Show me your friend and i will tell you who you are. Take a very good look around you if you are of this planet Earth and show me one country where Muslems are living in peace among themselves talkless of side by side with other human beings? Islam is a mistake on your people. Save for western civilisation you people would have been roaming the desert kicking up your asses like the camel.

what a word of religion

Gog help us all

HE WAS ELIMINATED...STORY SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE

EVEN A CHILD WHO KNOWS THE SECURITY SITUATION OF THIS COUNTRY WOULD SUBJECT HIMSELF TO SECURITY CHECK AND IDENTIFY HIMSELF AS NOT AN INTRUDER. GOD IN HEAVEN WILL SURELY PURNISH ALL EVIL DOERS IN OUR GREAT NATION.

Please stop abusing our

Please stop abusing our galant medical prationers. Death occurs everywhere in the world and no human being can save life when God says other-wise. I urge to come back to Nigeria and back-up the struggle for nationhood with your experience. In recent times we have lost Dantata,Ojukwu,Mbu just to mention but few in the best hospitals in Europe but you don't call them quack. Our leaders may be corrupt but Nigerians are intelligent,strong and resilent people.

True talk. You are 99%

True talk. You are 99% correct in your assesment. Most muslims want to tell christains that they love them from the heart but that is nonsense 'cos the truth about the whole matter is that a huge chunk of muslims in the north sees christains as infidels and when easily provoked they pounce on the christains to satify their extreme views.

GOD DOES NOT SLEEP

THE EVIL MACHINATIONS OF HYPOCRITES SHALL CONSUME THEM ALL. IF IT WERE AN IMAM (WHO HAPPENS TO BE A MINISTRY OFFICIAL) THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THIS TERROR ATTEMPT, THESE FOOLS (XTIANS) WOULD HAVE YELLED THE MOST BARBARIC LANGUAGES THEY LEARNT IN THEIR CHURCHES ON ISLAM. NOW, IF THIS PASTOR WAS NOT PLANNING SOMETHING EVIL, WHY DID HE CHOSE TO FORCEFULLY ENTER THE GOVT HOUSE THROUGH THE EXIT? DOESN'T HE KNOW THE MAIN ENTRANCE? YOU MEAN AS A SENIOR CIVIL SERVANT THE MAN DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO SUBJECT HIMSELF FOR IDENTIFICATION AT CHECK POINT? NOT EVEN AN ORDINARY CHECK POINT ON THE ROAD, THIS IS AN ENTRANCE TO GOVT HOUSE. HABA!! THIS PASTOR WAS A TERRORIST NA GOD CATCH AM. HE MUST HAVE PLANNED TO DO EVIL AND THEN HIS FELLOW FOOLISH FOLLOWERS WOULD SAY IT WAS MUSLIMS. GOD WILL CONTINUE TO REVEAL YOU HYPOCRITES AND YOU DIE LIKE COCKROACHES. HA! HA! HA! HA!

Kaduna Ministry Official taken for Sucide dies of gunshot wounds

The assertion that the Gentleman Pastor and Director was killed because of his faith has high element of truth. A Poastor/Chaplin of one of the Nigerian battalions serving in the Peacekkeping are of Darfur, Sudan was shot dead by a confessed Boko Haram soldier colleage of his while he was sitting watching a mdeal parade rehersal. He did not disobey "security check point instructions." His sins? a Pastor. Lets pray for Nigeria; we cant be keeping peace in other war-torn countries and be beating drums for war in ours. Lets not invite peacekeepers to our dear country, we will lose all our beautiful women and have several illigitimate children.

more of this shit.

One down. A pastor should be in church.  just hope the daughter he left behind is ripe for my dick.we will ganbang her little twat

indeed there is more to it

Yes i belive there is much more to the version given by the securities.the late man who was a pastor in living faith church according to report had help to introduce the hausa service to church. what beta way cud they advanced to do away with this 'enemy' of their islamisation agenda for turning the locals to christ other than 2 call him a sucide bomber?

Pity the Late Pastor but dialogue is still d best option.

Those of us that call for sincerity of purpose on the side of Government and dialogue to resolve the matter know that similar cases like that of the pastor has been happening but because of the hatred of Islam most of you will come to this site to vomit nonsense. If this pastor were to be an Imam or just a Muslim the tone of this story would have been different. SR would have reported that he is a confirmed BH and most of you here would have descended on Islam and the Prophet (SAW). BH is a monster that we should all condemn in totality but using it as a guise to be insulting a particular region or religion only define our level of ignorance and bigotry. The truth is that if you have never been affected, you will think its a joke. Blaming another person for it will not solve it but sincerity of purpose having in mind that the blood of all Nigerians are equal and must be protected.

Let dia b justice

The scenario dat led 2 d death of dis pastor is quite strange.pls,d security shd expedite action 2 unearth what actually transpired.May God rest his soul.

My frnd frm carolina, u'v

My frnd frm carolina, u'v missed a piece in ur jigsaw wen u ruled out negotiations. Govt opend da door 4 skirmishes lyk dis by negotiating wit niger delta militants. So any group dat feels aggrievd out of possible poverty, it wud resort 2 pickng arms against da state wit da anticipatn of dialogue @ da long run. So its a systen dat had bn set in motion which wud b difficult 2 reverse without curbng poverty 2 its minimum. Remain blessd.

what a shame

it is a shame for you to say "boko haram has come to stay"i hope you wont be their next victim? cos it is appalling to think that a normal thinking human being would show solidarity to a terrorist group.

LETS PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF THE DEAD

Well i think the story of the army might be true, recently i was travelling to kaduna from abj with two other colleagues, at a check point,the men there passed our vehicle but the last military man ask us to park,the other man bsides the driver keep telling the driver to ignore him, not until the man raised his gun. No one can tell, the man is gone so lets just pray his soul rest in peace

@ ABUBAKAR...YOUR MIDSET EXPOSED

Abubakar, your mindset was just exposed to the whole world with that brief but deeply revealing one-liner. You called a northerner a southerner just because he is a christian pastor. Who says its not a religious war? By the way i am a northerner too!

Naija

Instate of shooting the Boko Ham, like Sokoto and co they just gunned down innocent pastor. I'm sure the criminals like Nuhu Mohammed and son that are set free, very soon Sokoto and his members arrested will join them too to be free. They peaceful arrested those ones, one bullet was not released on them. Shame BH are work!

Every problem is always linked to religion?

When shall we cease to use religion and the name of God in vain in this country, the pastor is gone , good lets talk about how d rest of the living will live well , have we thought of asking about the welbeing of the second person in the car on that day of shooting , what is his condition now? pls sahara report help us i pray he will survive

wat a world

may soul rest in perfect peace

Nigeria security need professional training

all the killing of innocent citizens by nigerian so called security on regular basis suppose to draw serios govt attention but in vain.And now that a high ranking civil servant is victimised we keep watching with keenness to see govt's action.Govt should start recruiting educated and qualified lower ranking security personnel who would understand the word "Professinal and discipline."The current breed we have lack both. How can a drunkered or drug addict be put in checkpoints,it is unacceptible,it means everybody is at risk of being a victim.

lie

I smell a rat.those soldiers were acting
On instruction.somebody has to be held
Responsible.their version of the story is
A big lie.

The car had no bullet holes

people I read a newspaper report the other day when be was still alive in the hospital. It was his wife being interviewed and she said that-->"there were no bullet holes in the vehicle"! If this is the case then clearly he must have stopped and gotten out of the car. The man was said to have stepped out of the car with nothing but his cell phone in his hand. Another report said that the man was known to security officials. So please take this to mind when assessing the official story on what happened.

When kabiru sokoto was

When kabiru sokoto was escaping fron these useless people, no single bullet was shot even into the air to scare him. However these useless secury were happy to open fire on a harmless individual. If those terrorists arrested in kaduna having ties with the vice president can be released, then whole fight against boko haram is being stage-managed by GEJ. My final opinion is to allow these abokis establish their arewa nation and make everyone living in their land muslims. Nonsense

THAT IBO BOY, IT IS ALL RELATIVE! 3

WE HAVE HAD AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE RISE OF ISLAMIC GROUPS THAT MANY CONSIDER FANATICAL OR EXTREEMIST. WHEN THE ISLAMIC SCHOLARS CHALLENGE BOKO HARAM IT BECAME AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE IN WHICH THERE WAS SO MUCH DEBATE. WHEN THE GOVT DECIDE TO STOP B/H IT BECAME A DIFFERENT MATTER. RELIGIOUS LEADERS CAN DEBATE AND PASS NON BINDING JUDGEMENT ON ANY GROUP BUT GOVERNMENTS CAN ARREST OR BAN ANY GROUP. SO FOR B/H GOVT INVOLVEMENT BECAME A BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL. TO CALL THE SPPRESSION OF THE GROUP BRUTAL AND BABRIC WILL BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT, ANYBODY CAN SEE FOR HIMSELF A GLIMSE OF WHAT TOOK PLACE IN GOOGLE'S UTUBE.
IN THIS BATTLE ON THE ONE HAND A CORRUPT GOVT HEADED BY OFFICIALS WHO ARE BETTER AT STEALING THAN ADMIN., A CORRUPT SECURITY FORCE THAT LACKS MOTIVATION, AND ON THE OTHER A GROUP OF FANATICAL YOUTH THAT FERVENTLY BELIEVE THEY ARE FIGHTING ON GOD'S SIDE. IT IS UP TO THOSE OF US CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE TO REFUSE TO BE CANNON FODDER

THAT IBO BOY, IT IS ALL RELATIVE! 2

AS FOR YOUR QUESTION AS TO WHAT GEJ CAN DO I WILL LIKE TO LET YOU ON A SECRET. BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY IS A FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL BY THE GROUP AND I AM SURE THEY ARE READY , WILLING AND ABLE TO BRING DOWN THE WHOLE COUNTRY IN A MESSY WAY TO SURVIVE. NOW, IF GEJ WILL UN-BAN THE GROUP, PAY A TOKEN COMPENSATION FOR MEMBERS KILLED, REBUILD THEIR MOSQUES AND HOUSES, HAVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ARRESTED SIGN AN UNDERTAKING OF NON VIOLENCE AND RELEASE THEM, THE ATTACKS WILL STOP ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.
THE GOVT IS USING THE CLASSIC NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUE OF GAINING ADVANTAGE BEFORE DISCUSSIONS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE ONLY WAY TO GAIN ADVANTAGE IS TO ARREST B/H MEMBERS AND THE MORE YOU ARREST THE MORE THREATENED THEY BECOME AND THE MORE VIOLENT THEIR REACTION. I AM SURE IF THE GOVT ARREST THE NEXT BIG B/H MEMBER, THEY WILL ATTACK THE SOUTH IN A MAJOR WAY. IN EFFECT THE GOVT IS PLAYING WITH THE LIVES OF NIGERIANS!

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