Details of how bandits killed Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, have emerged.
Bandits killed Hamidu and abducted scores of travellers at Rijana, Kaduna-Abuja highway, about 3.30 p.m. on Sunday.
In an interview with reporters on Monday, Muhammad Sirajo Hamidu, the dead politician’s brother, recounted how his brother was assassinated.
He claims that his brother, his police orderly, and two others were on their way to Abuja when they were ambushed.
” My brother, his orderly with two other persons alongside his driver were travelling to Abuja for an urgent issue. They were ambushed by bandits along Rijana, Kaduna Abuja expressway in broad daylight.
” When the driver discovered they were bandits, and not security operatives because they all wore army uniform. The driver made a U-turn. Unknown to him, he was already in the midst of kidnappers who had already positioned themselves along the road. They opened fire on the occupants of the vehicle. My brother was shot in the chest and leg. His driver disappeared unhurt,” he said.
He added that the bandits captured his brother’s orderly and took him into the bush with other passengers.
He said by the time passers-by came to the scene after the operation, they found his lifeless body.
According to him, the funeral of the late politician will take place in Abuja after azr prayers today (Monday).
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