Mr. Danlami Shamaki, the proprietor of New Edition Nursery and primary school as well as Winners Comprehensive High School in Jalingo, Taraba State’s capital was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Sunday August 9.

The deceased was returning from Abuja where he went for a meeting before being ambushed alongside his driver and aide. They reportedly ran into a group of armed men between Danacha and Sabongida village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.

The gunmen reportedly used a water truck to block the road which forced his driver to maneuver past it. However after Shamaki ordered his driver to stop in order to show sympathy and also check if the truck pusher was hurt, the armed men opened fire targeting the proprietor only.

The school proprietor’s corpse has been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.


  1. Insecurity and terrorism has been a major challenge to the Nigerian government in recent times. The activities of the Boko Haram, herdsmen and bandits had led to loss of lives and properties in the country especially in the Northern part of Nigeria. Government should beef up security in the Northern and other parts of the country to curb the menace of insecurity. It should also seek assistance/advice from international communities who had faced the same challenges in the past and were able to tackle it.


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