The Village Head of Madaka in Rafi Local Government Council of Niger state Malam Zakari Yau Idris has been killed by gunmen.
He was killed a week after he was assassinated by the bandits.
Chief of Staff to Rafi Local Government Council Chairman Mohd Mohd confirmed this to Radio Nigeria in a telephone interview in Minna.
He said the bandits have earlier contacted family members of the deceased demanding for payment of eight hundred thousand naira ransom.
According to him news of the death of late Zakari Yau Idris Village Head of Madaka broke when five people who were abducted are released after the payment of their ransom.
They said he was killed after going through series of torture by the gunmen.
He however said that the remains of Zakari Yau Idris has been buried in the bush by gunmen.
Meanwhile the District Head of Gunna who was abducted at Yakila from the same local government is yet to regain his freedom.
All efforts to contact the Police Public Relations Officer Niger state Command ASP Wasiu Abiodun for comment was unsuccessful.