A former FCT Director of Protocol and Zamfara State Gubernatorial aspirant Alhaji Sagir Hamidu has been shot dead by gunmen on the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
The bandits were said to have barricaded the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and opened fire on travellers, on Sunday evening around Rijana along the busy highway.
Kabeer Gambo Rigasa, posted on Facebook : “ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH, Escaped Being Kidnapped Along Abuja To Kaduna Road Around 3:30pm Today.”
Other eyewitnesses said the bandits had operated unchallenged for over an hour. Hamidu,the Gubernatorial aspirant was said to have been killed in the process.
Activities of the bandits have been on the decline since military onslaught flushed out gunmen in several forest areas of the Northwest states.
A 31-second viral video released on Sunday evening showed two empty vehicles which appeared to have been abandoned in the middle of the Highway.
The Kaduna Sate Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige is yet to respond to the video.
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