A former gubernatorial aspirant in the 2019 election in Zamfara State, Sagir Hamidu, has been killed by gunmen along Abuja-Kaduna expressway.


Before death, the politician was the proprietor of FAMAKS British Schools in Abuja and Kaduna, had vied for governorship on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

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

Security sources who preferred anonymity confirmed his death to Daily Nigerian, 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 taken into the bush.

A survivor who preferred not to be named told Daily Nigerian 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.

Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command Mohammed Jalige did not respond to our reporter’s call at the time of filing this report.

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