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Bandits Kill Top Zamfara Politician along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

Bandits Kill Top Zamfara Politician along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway

A former APC governorship aspirant in Zamfara State Alhaji Sagir Hamida, was killed by unknown gunmen Sunday evening, according to a family source.

The deceased’s elder brother, Kabiru Hamida, revealed that Sagir was killed near Abuja while he was returning from the weekend.

Kabiru who said the family members were still gathering details of what happened from the authorities and possible eye witnesses explained that details could only be made available by Monday.

Sagir Hamida, was an Abuja-based businessman and former director in the federal civil service.

He aspired for the governorship of Zamfara under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011 but lost at the party’s primary election.

He later defected to the APC and vied for the governorship position in 2019 but was allegedly short-changed by the former governor Abdulaziz Yari-led APC in the state from where he joined seven other aspirants to form the G-8 which protested and fought the Yari group up to the Supreme Court.

He returned to the Yari faction of the APC in the state with the defection of the state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, from the PDP to the APC to fight Matawalle’s leadership of the party in the state, a position he held till he was killed.

The director-general of media to the governor, Malam Yusuf Idris, said the governor received the information with shock.

“I can tell you, my principal is still in shock since the news was broken to him that one of the illustrious sons of the state was killed, we shall furnish you on this tomorrow when we get more details because right now, the governor is in Abuja attending a crucial meeting,” Idris was quoted to have said.

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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