The district chief of Yankuzo, Alhaji Hamza Abdullahi Kogo of Tsafe Emirate in Zamfara State, was assassinated by armed bandits.
According to information obtained by Channels Television, the district head was ambushed by the bandits last Friday about 8 o’clock as he was returning to his community from an important engagement.
The monarch was shot and injured, according to local sources, during an attempt to kidnap him.
He was taken to the state capital of Gusau’s Federal Medical Center where he later passed away on Saturday night.
Ado Aleru, the notorious bandit kingpin, was born in Yankuzo and received the Traditional title in the Yandoton Daji Emirate in July of this year.
Since the beginning of banditry in the state, several Yankuzo village inhabitants claimed, the neighborhood has never experienced a bandit attack.
State police officials have not yet provided a statement regarding the most recent occurrence.