Some bandits were reported to have killed the Head of Dongon Daji village, Anja Mallam, in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, after invading his residence.
He was said to have been shot at close range, killing him instantly.
Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, stated disclosed the development in a statement on Sunday.
He said, "Security agencies have reported that armed bandits shot and killed one Anja Mallam, the village head of Dogon Daji, Sanga local government area.
"According to the report, the bandits raided the residence of the village head and shot him at close range, resulting in his instant death.
"Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed sadness at the report, and prayed for the repose of the soul of the village head. The Governor sent condolences to the family of the deceased, and the entire community of Dogon Daji over the shocking and brutal killing.
"Investigations into the incident are ongoing."