Suspected bandits on Tuesday killed 82-year old district head of Balle, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu.
Balle is the headquarter of Gudu local government area of Sokoto state.
The bandits who came on six motorcycles, set the divisional police headquarter in the area, patrol cars and some personal vehicles ablaze.
They also killed an unidentified policeman along Karfen Sarki area.
According to a health worker who did not want his name mentioned, the attackers invaded the area around 4pm on Tuesday and were on rampage for over one hour.
He said, “The whole area was thrown into commotion with people fleeing into the nearby bush for safety including my wives and children.”
“They scaled through the fence of the house because it was locked, dragged the district head, who was at the time resting in his room, outside and shot him dead.”
“It is like they came with a mission to attack the station and kill the district head and we are suspecting they were led by an insider who is conversant with the area because this is the first time we experienced such an attack.”
According to him, the district head was shot in the head by the bandits.
“I met him lying in the pool of his blood, reciting Kalmat before he finally died,” he said.