A former councilor of Sabon Gida ward Faruk Hassan has been killed by suspected bandits few minutes after returning home Wednesday night.

TVC NEWS learnt that the heavily armed men in two vehicles followed the 38-year-old politician from where he was coming from and moved straight to the House and killed him.

Sources close to the family of the deceased said the gunmen asked him to turn his back and was shot twice on the head and no member of his family or neighbours was abducted

The killing of Faruk Hassan came less than 24hours after gunmen invaded the house of another former Councilor Babangida Damba, shot him on the hand and whisked away his wife and their eight month old baby.

Sabon Gida and Damba are neighbouring communities