Suspected bandits have shot dead a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Ahmed.
Ahmed was said to have been killed by bandits along Sheme- Funtua Road, a border town between Zamfara and Katsina.
Bandits have been on the rampage in Zamfara, Katsina and other neighbouring states in the North West, killing hundreds.
Details of the lawmaker’s death are still sketchy but Saidu Anka, Clerk of the Zamfara House House of Assembly, confirmed the incident.
The lawmaker was killed a few hours after prominent politicians in the state, including Governor Matawalle, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.