A traditional ruler has been killed as gunmen attack a village in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Concise News learnt that the 82-year-old district head, Ibrahim Aliyu was shot in the head.
Honourable Faruk Balle, member representing the area at the State House of Assembly, who confirmed the attack, said they were all shocked because Balle used to be the most peaceful area in the state.
The late district head, who was survived by two wives, eight children and many grandchildren, had been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
Efforts to contact Sokoto State Command Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammad Sadiq, were futile as he was not responding to calls.
Balle is the headquarters of Gudu local government area of Sokoto state, which had been peaceful before Wednesday attack.