“Unknown gunmen on Monday killed the village head of Birchi Alhaji Abdulkadir Muhammad Birchi in his residence.”
According to a Daily Trust report, the assailants numbering 12 in number arrived the village on four motorcycles with each carrying three persons.
The report quited an eyewitness saying the gunmen gained access into the residence from the rear and forced their way into the traditional ruler’s chambers at about 1am and killed him.
“Blood stains were seen all over the room. We found him in a pool of his blood. After shooting him in three places including his fore head, chest and stomach, they then used machete to mutilate his body,”the eyewitness added.
Aged 82, late Mohammad is survived by three wives and 31 children and has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Meanwhile, the police public relation officer DSP Sadiq Abubakar while confirming the incident said the investigation has commenced and a suspect is already in custody.