As Nigeria battles security challenges, another tragedy has struck in Katsina state as unknown gunmen kill Abdulhamid Sani Ruma, the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Batsari Local government of area in his village.

According to Daily Trust, Ruma was shot multiple times while in his village, Sabon Garin Dunburawa, to attend to some family matters on Sunday, May 31.

It was reported that the assailants who opened fire on the APC chairman came on a motorcycle from a forest. The chairman was taken to Batsari General hospital where medical personnel confirmed him dead on arrival.

Mamman Yaro Batsari, the vice-chairman APC Katsina central zone, while confirming the incident said the killing of the chairman by has thrown the town into confusion.

Batsari went on to note that Ruma was in the village to help supervise the division of farmlands belonging to his late brother who was killed by bandits last year.