Suspected bandits on Friday’s night killed the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dodon Daji ward chairman in Tsafe local government Alhaji Yusuf A.D.
Locals said the town was cordoned by the bandits at about 8pm but started shooting until later when they had confirmed security operatives were not on sight.
They also stated that over 20 locals were kidnapped.
Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara state SP M Muhammad Shehu confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a telephone chat in Gusau.
He said the incident took place around 1:30 am, stating the Commissioner of Police Celestine Okoye visited the area in the early hours of Saturday for on the ground assessment, while urging people to be law abiding.
While reacting to the incident, chairman of the local government council, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar described the assassination of the APC ward chairman as unfortunate.
Abubakar linked the killing to the current security challenges facing the state.
The PPRO disclosed that investigations were ongoing, assuring Police will do everything possible within the ambit of the law to bring the perpetrators to book.