Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, an ex-governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, has been shot dead by bandits.
He was killed when bandits blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Highway and opened fire on travellers, on Sunday.
Eyewitnesses confirmed that Rijana, a former FCT Director of Protocol who was also a Zamfara State Governorship aspirant, lost his life in the incident.
A Facebook user, Kabeer Gambo Rigasa, wrote: “ALHAMDULILLAH, ALHAMDULILLAH, Escaped Being Kidnapped Along Abuja To Kaduna Road Around 3:30pm Today.”
Another Twitter user and security reporter from Zamfara State, Yusuf Anka, wrote on twitter confirming his demise along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
The Kaduna-Abuja Highway has become a death trap for travellers, who are constantly attacked; killed and abducted.
A video released online on Sunday evening showed two empty vehicles which appeared to have been abandoned in the middle of the Highway.
Senator Shehu Sani, also from Kaduna state confirmed Sunday’s events on the notorious highway now known for series of abductions and kidnappings.