Bandits have killed Anja Mallam, village head of Dogon Daji in Sanga local government area of Kaduna State.
The victim was shot dead during an invasion of his residence at the weekend.
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The Kaduna State Government confirmed the incident, saying it got report from security agencies.
In a statement, the state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the bandits raided the residence of the village head and shot him at close range, resulting in his instant death.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the village head. The Governor sent condolences to the family of the deceased, and the entire community of Dogon Daji over the shocking and brutal killing,” he said.
The commissioner further stated that investigation into the incident is ongoing.