Armed bandits have shot dead a member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Mohammad Ahmad Walin Jengeru.
The bandits reportedly killed the lawmaker along Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State on Wednesday morning.
Clerk of the Zamfara House of Assembly, Saidu Anka, confirmed the incident saying Ahmed was traveling to his town when the bandits attacked him.
Until his death, the slain lawmaker was the chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.
Ahmed was killed hours after key politicians in the state defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
His funeral prayer was held at Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma Mosque by 11 o’clock on Wednesday.