Abdulhamid Sani Ruma, the chairman of the All Progressive Party (APC), has been killed in Batsari Local government of Katsina state.
Ruma was said to have travelled to his village, Sabon Garin Dunburawa to attend to some family matters were he was shot multiple times.
Sources say the assailants came from a forest on a motorcycle and opened fire killing him on the spot.
His corpse was later brought to the Batsari General hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival by medical personnel.
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“The deceased left for the village this morning around 9 am from his house here in Batsari town to the village.
The village is only 4km from here. He has shot alone in the midst of others” a source stated.
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The APC Katsina central zone, Vice Chairman, Mamman Yaro Batsari confirmed the incident. He said the killing of the chairman by unknown persons have thrown the town into confusion. He said, “last year these bandits killed his brother and this year with the setting in of the raining season, he was called being one of the eldest to help supervise the division of the late brother’s farmlands to inheritors.”
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“As they were doing such, the assailants came out from the bush opened fire, with bullets piercing his head and chest” “As I am talking to you his remains have been returned to his residence for burial” he added.
The state Police command is yet to make comments on the incidence.