Attah Igala Loses Sister To Killers

Ex-Governor Yahaya Bello
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Suspected arsonists have burnt a 75-year-old woman, Mallama Meimunat Opaluwa Sani, sister to Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, Alaji Mathew Opaluwa at Oketekwe town in Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State.

She was set ablaze alongside her daughter and her granddaughter.

The late Mallama Meimunat Opaluwa Sani was bestowed with the title of Akwuma Attah Igala in 2023 by the Attah Igala.

The incident occurred on Thursday in the early hours at her Oketekwe residence in Idah Local Government Area of the state.

According to a family source who preferred not to be named because he was not authorised to speak, “a group of people came to the house with petrol while our grandmother was sleeping alongside her daughter and granddaughter. They poured the petrol on the house and ignited a fire.

“The five-year-old granddaughter, Mama, died immediately after suffering severe burns, while Mallama Meimunat Opaluwa Sani, along with her own daughter, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital. Mallama later succumbed to her injuries in the hospital, while her own daughter was still fighting for her life.”

The remains of the late Mallama Meimunat Opaluwa Sani and the five-year-old girl have been laid to rest according to Islamic rites.

When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP William Ovye Aya, stated that the Police have yet to receive any information about the incident.

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