- By our reporter/ Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, was on Sunday killed by bandits.
Hamidu was killed when bandits who blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Highway opened fire on travellers.
The incident occurred around 3:30pm close to Rijana along the busy highway.
A Facebook user, Kabeer Gambo Rigasa, wrote: “ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH, Escaped Being Kidnapped Along Abuja To Kaduna Road Around 3:30pm Today.”
According to other accounts, Other the bandits were said to have operated unchallenged for over an hour.
One of the videos released online on Sunday evening showed two empty vehicles which appeared to have been abandoned in the middle of the Highway.
In the 31 second video, the person behind the camera could be heard shouting, “Oh my God, they have carried our friends, we are just coming from Kaduna. Today is 21st November 2021, oh my God, the Lord is faithful, thank you for saving our lives.”
The Kaduna-Abuja Highway which is dotted by numerous potholes have become a death trap for travellers, who are constantly attacked; killed and abducted.
However, activities of the bandits have been on the decline following the recent military operation that began to flush out bandits in selected forest areas of the state.
Kaduna State Police Command is yet to respond to the incident.