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How bandits killed Sagir Hamidu – Slain Zamfara politician’s brother

Details of how bandits killed Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, have emerged.

Bandits had on Sunday, around 3.30pm in Rijana, Kaduna-Abuja expressway, killed Hamidu and kidnapped scores of travellers.

Muhammad Sirajo Hamidu, brother of the slain politician, in an interview with journalists on Monday, narrated how his brother was killed.

According to him, his brother, alongside his police orderly, and two others were traveling to Abuja before they were ambushed.

” My brother, his orderly with two other persons alongside his driver were traveling 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 mist of kidnappers who had already positioned themselves along the road. They opened fire on the occupants of the vehicle. My brother was shot on the chest, and leg. Hls 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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