Senator representing Kebbi South, Bala Na'Allah, said his son's killers were not armed with guns but gained entrance through his apartment's roof.
A civilian pilot, Captain Abdulkareem, was strangled and found dead inside his bedroom in his Kaduna Government Reserved Area residence, Malali in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday.
The neighbour's security guard found the deceased pilot's gate strangely open, hence, he raised the alarm which led to the discovery of the remains in the bedroom.
The killers were reported to have gained entrance into the house through the ceiling of the house.
A statement personally signed by Senator Na'Allah, who is also the Senate Committee Chairman on Air Force, noted that from the brief received so far, his 36-year-old son's killers were not armed with guns.
According to Senator Na'Allah, himself a trained pilot, the killers simply gained access into his son's residence through the roof and then proceeded to strangulate him to death.
Senator Na'Allah also expressed hope that his son's death would play a major role in finding solutions to the security problem facing Nigeria.
The statement released by the lawmakers' Special Assistant, Garba Mohammed in Kaduna on Monday, said, "Let me on behalf of Na’Allah’s family specifically confirm the death of Abdulkareem Na’Allah snr who was attacked and killed by yet to be identified persons.
"From the reports received so far, his attackers were not armed with guns. They simply gained access to his house through the roof and strangulated him to death. As a family we will continue to love him even in death because he was such a wonderful person in his life.
"His life is not better than any other Nigerian. As a family we leave everything in the hands of Almighty Allah to whom we have since surrendered in pursuit of the strength to bear the loss of Abdulkareem in our family and by the numerous calls, messages and visits we have received so far, we have every course to thank Almighty Allah for his love and mercy to the family.
"We assure the public that though we fill greatly diminished in the manner he was killed, we shall remain steadfast in our unshakable believe in the will of Allah.
"We shall persevere and overcome this tragic loss of one of the finest Ambassadors of our family who has done us proud in his life.
"We express the hope that his death will play a major role in finding solutions to the problem facing our great Nation. May Allah grant him Aljannah fiddous. We thank the Nigerian Police and the Government of Kaduna State for their intervention so far.
All the three sons of the lawmaker, are trained pilots.
The state police command said it has launched a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident with the view to apprehending the perpetrators of the heinous act.
The spokesman of the command, ASP Mohammed Jalige in a statement, said, "On the 29th August, 2021 at about 1530hrs the Kaduna Police Command received an unfortunate report of the assassination of Capt. Abdulkarim Ibn Na-Allah 'M' 36 years and a son to Senator Bala Ibn Na-Allah.
"The report has it that the assassins forcefully gained access into the resident of the deceased at Umar Gwandu Road Malali, Kaduna during the night hours, choked him to dead in coldblood and made away with his Lexus SUV to an unknown destination.
"The deceased was until his untimely death, a pilot by profession and not an army captain as being peddled in some quarters of the media.
"The Command is deeply saddened by this incident and extend its condolences to the grieving family as CP Abdullahi Mudassiru have since directed that a full scale investigation be carried out with a view to unraveling the identities of the culprit and bringing them to book.
"Detectives are currently leaving no stone unturned in compliance with the directive.
"The Command is soliciting for information from the general public that will assist in getting to the root of this incident as well as pro actively preventing future reoccurrence of similar tragic incident."