Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a former governorship aspirant within the 2019 election in Zamfara State, Sagir Hamidu.
Hamidu was killed on Sunday alongside Abuja-Kaduna expressway.
The late politician had vied for governorship on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was shot useless by the attackers after they opened fireplace on travellers close to Rijana alongside the busy expressway round 4 pm, Daily Nigerian stories.
Security sources who confirmed his dying stated “he was among those hit by the kidnappers bullets”.
A survivor who spoke on situation of anonymity stated the incident occurred across the Rijana space.
“The kidnappers took advantage of the damage on the road, which forced on and off-coming motorists to move slowly on a single lane,” he stated.