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The head of Maigari village in Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano Atate, Dahiru Abba, has been shot dead.

His son, who is the Chairman of Rimin Gado Local Government, Barrister Munir Dahiru Maigari, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.

Maigari said, “It happened around 2am. They came and did what they did. We are now preparing for his burial.

“We cannot say anything regarding the cause of what happened for now, but he is dead and we pray for God’s mercy on his soul.”

He added that the gunmen broke into the monarch’s residence and assaulted him before opening fire.

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He explained that the burial ceremony will be conducted at his residence in Maigari village on Sunday morning.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa said he was not aware of the incident but would investigate and get back to our reporter.

Kano has been relatively peaceful in the high wave of insecurity in the North West region.

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