A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Baraza/Dass constituency, Musa Mante, has been killed by suspected gunmen.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Bauchi that Mr Mante was killed on Thursday at his residence in Dass.
The source said that gunmen invaded the house of the deceased at the wee hours of the night, firing shots at him.
Spokesman for the Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident, adding that the gunmen kidnapped the two wives and a son of the deceased lawmaker.
“Details are still sketchy but it will be made available to newsmen later,” Mr Wakil, a deputy superintendent of police, added.