Armed Bandits had on Sunday attacked the Abuja-Kaduna highway, whereby they killed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sagir Hamidu.
Hamidu was a former director of Protocol in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). He recently show an interest for the governorship position in Zamfara State and is willing to run for the seat in the forth-coming 2023 elections.
The deceased was reportedly wounded fatally as he received sporadic bullets from the guns of the bandits who shot irregular;y, leaving many other people injured.
Witnesses disclosed that the bandits also kidnapped several travellers and carted away some valuables things that they could instantly lay their hands upon.
Although the police authorities haven’t to confirm the incident, a senior government official of the Kaduna State government told Channels Television reporters that the bandits were handling dangerous weapons, they blocked the Katari village axis of the Abuja-Kaduna highway around 2:00 pm.
They spend over a hour on their operation after which the marauders carted away several persons to a location that’s yet to be identified.