Honourable Rilwanu Aminu Gadagau was killed along the dreaded Kaduna – Zaria Highway – over 30 people were also kidnapped in the attack.
Gadagau, who represented Giwa Constituency of the state, was the Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and Rural Development in the Assembly. Senator Shehu Sani disclosed this via his social media handle.
Shehu said the attack happened around 10:15 am on Wednesday.
Although police authorities in Kaduna have yet to react to the incident, a relative of the late lawmaker confirmed the killing to Channels Television.
The Speaker of the Kaduna State House Assembly, Yusuf Zailani, who also confirmed the death, described the demise of the lawmaker as devastating.
According to Zilani, “This is tragic and painful. We are in deep grief over this sad incident.
“Our prayers at this time go to his immediate family.
Honourable Gadagau was a young and dynamic lawmaker who had a passion for his constituency, state and Nigeria. We will miss his vibrant contributions.
“Our hearts also go out to those kidnapped in the same operation, believing that they would be rescued by security operatives as soon as possible.”