A 2023 governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, has been shot dead by assasins disguised as armed bandits.
HEADLINENEWS understands that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants opened fire on travellers along the ever-busy Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
According to Daily Nigerian, he was killed alongside other travellers.
The Kaduna State Police Command could not be reached for a comment as at press time.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige did not pick our calls and did not respond to respond to text messages forwarded to him by our correspondent.
However, a Facebook user, Kabeer Gambo Rigasa, raised the alarm via a post on his page saying, “ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH. Escaped Being Kidnapped Along Abuja to Kaduna Road around 3:30pm today.”