Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed the District Head of Bajida in the Fakai Local Government area of Kebbi State, Alhaji Musa Muhammad-Bahago.
Confirming the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, Alhaji Umar Muhammad, the late district head’s elder brother said the incident occurred on Tuesday at about 6pm.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nafi’u Abubakar, also confirmed the incident, saying, “it is true, we are aware and it is unfortunate.”
Abubakar said that the late district head was returning to his village from Zuru when the gunmen ambushed him.
“He was brought down from his vehicle and killed, we are making efforts to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act,” the police spokesman said.
Until his death, Muhammad-Bahago, aged 56, was the Sarkin Kudun Bajida.