Zamfara state house of assembly chairman on Committee on Finance and Budget, Muhammad Ahmad has been killed.
We gathered Hon. Ahmad was killed on Tuesday night on his way to Kano after attending a rally to welcome Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and members of the State House of Assembly to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Until his death, he was the member representing Shinkafi constituency in the Zamfara State House of Assembly.
The Director-General of Media and Publicity in the Zamfara State House of Assembly Mustapha Jafaru confirmed the incident. He confirmed he was killed by bandits.
According to Jafaru, the late lawmaker will be buried on Wednesday morning in line with Islamic tradition.
The recent death has increased those who died due to insecurity and banditry.
Banditry and kidnappings have become commonplace in Zamfara State. In June, scores were killed by the marauders despite efforts by security agencies and repeated assurances from the government.
High-profile personalities have also been accused of fueling criminality in the state. The Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar, and the District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Bello Wakkala were suspended for allegedly aiding banditry.