Former Zamfara governorship aspirant, Sagir Hamidu shot dead on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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Former Zamfara governorship aspirant, Sagir Hamidu shot dead on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

A Former FCT Director of Protocol and Zamfara State Governorship Aspirant, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu has been killed on Sunday along Kaduna-Abuja expressway by Bandits.

The late politician, who was also the proprietor of FAMAKS British Schools in Abuja and Kaduna, had vied for governorship on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2019 elections.

He was shot dead by the attackers when they opened fire on travellers near Rijana along the busy expressway around 4 pm on Sunday.

Security sources who preferred anonymity confirmed his death to reporters, saying “he was among those hit by the kidnappers’ bullets”.

Sources said many passengers who attempted to run were fired at, while those who cooperated were shepherded into the bush.

A survivor who preferred not to be named told reporters that the incident occurred around Rijana area.

“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 said.

Reports also gathered from the deceased’s elder brother, Kabiru Hamidu, that Sagir was killed near Abuja while he was returning from the weekend.

Kabiru who said the family members were still gathering details of what happened from the authorities and possible eyewitnesses explained that details could only be made available by Monday.

However, as at press time, there had been no official confirmation or statement on the incident.

Former Zamfara governorship aspirant, Sagir Hamidu shot dead on Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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