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Terrorists Kill Lawmaker In Northwest Nigeria, Kidnap Son and Driver

Terrorists in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, have killed a lawmaker representing Shinkafi Local Government Area in Zamfara State House of Assembly while on his way to Kano State.

Suspected terrorists have killed Muhammad Ahmad, the lawmaker representing Shinkafi Constituency in the Zamfara State House of Assembly, on his way to Kano state, Northwest Nigeria.

The terrorists ambushed the lawmaker alongside his son and driver on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 while in Sheme, a community in Katsina State.

Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura, the state assembly’s Director-General, Press and Public Affairs, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gusau, Zamfara’s capital, that the terrorists had also kidnapped the lawmaker’s son and driver.

“He (the legislator) was taking his son to a hospital in Kano. The lawmaker’s son and driver were kidnapped by the bandits,’’ Jafaru-Kaura stated.

Terrorists have been targeting politicians and traditional rulers in an effort to display their dominance, particularly in Katsina and Zamfara states.

In Nov. 2020, terrorists in Katsina State assassinated Alhaji Lawal Dako, a former chairman of Sabuwa Local Government Area of the state.

They also raided the home of Abubakar Yahaya, a member of the House of Representatives for the Kusada, Ingawa, Kankiya Federal Constituency in Katsina, and kidnapped two of his relatives in the same month.

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