Bandits have killed Mr Muhammad Ahmad, the lawmaker representing Shinkafi Constituency in the Zamfara State House of Assembly.
He was shot dead few hours after he officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Governor Bello Matawalle had on Tuesday quit the PDP with all elected officials in the state, though his deputy, Mr Mahdi Aliyu insisted he would not jump ship with him.
Ahmad’s death was confirmed on Wednesday by the Director-General, Press and Public Affairs, of the Zamfara assembly, Malam Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura.
According to him, the gunmen also kidnapped the lawmaker’s son and driver.
Ahmad, who was the Walin Jangeru, was the Chairman House Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriations.
His gruesome murder was said to have occurred on Tuesday at Sheme in Kastina State while Ahmad was on his way to Kano.
“He was taking his son to a hospital in Kano. The lawmaker’s son and driver were kidnapped by the bandits,’’ Jafaru-Kaura said.