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27 Oct 2017

Total Massacre: PDP Chieftain, 4 Others Killed by Armed Robbers in Zamfara

A group of unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a PDP chieftain in Zamfara state, and also killed passengers onboard a Canter vehicle before dispossessing them of their belongings.
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Suspected armed robbers on Friday intercepted and killed five people including a prominent PDP politician in Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulhadi Saidu Garkuwan Yan ware, DailyTrust reports.

Then gunmen believed to be armed robbers mounted a road block along Funtua - Gusau road shooting from far range upcoming vehicles. They stopped and killed people onboard Canter vehicle before dispossessing them of their belongings.

While speaking to a correspondent, a resident Alhaji Saidu Maishanu Gusau disclosed that the PDP chieftain was shot on the neck after their vehicle ran in to the road block mounted by the gunmen. They opened fire on the vehicle conveying the PDP chieftain.

"They were coming back from Kaduna state where they held a meeting unknown to them that the gunmen were lurking around the area. The driver of their vehicle survived the attack but is currently receiving treatment at a medical facility in Tsafe local government area of the state," he added.

Late Alhaji Abdulhadi Saidu who died at 38 was a graduate of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and had been active in PDP politics of the state.

He was said to be the Zamfara state coordinator of the Gbenga Daniel campaign for PDP National Chairmanship.

He is survived by one wife and a child and hails from Tsafe local government area of the state.

The spokesman of the state police command could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.

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