Zamfara Former Governorship Aspirant, Sagir Hamidu killed By Bandits

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Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, has been shot dead by bandits.

He was killed when bandits blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and opened fire on travellers, on Sunday.

Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred around 3:30pm close to Rijana along the busy highway.

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Eyewitnesses confirmed that Rijana, a former FCT Director of Protocol who was also a Zamfara State Governorship aspirant, lost his life in the incident.

A Facebook user, Kabeer Gambo Rigasa, wrote: “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.

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