Suspected bandits attacked Dorayi village of Zaria Local Government Area, Kaduna State on Saturday night and killed a traditional title holder, Alhaji Shuaibu Mohammed, and his four children.
Alhaji Mohammed was the Ardo of Birni and Kewaye of Zazzau Emirate, before his sudden demise.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at about 10pm.
The bandits numbering five also rustled 100 cows belonging to the deceased.
The wife of the deceased, Malama Halima Shuaibu, told newsmen after the funeral of the victims that the bandits shot her husband in the head.
“Ardo was brought out of his bedroom and shot twice in his head, and he died instantly.
“The bandits went from room to room in the compound and killed my four children who are married with children.
“The victims are Adamu Shuaibu, Musa Shuaibu, Abubakar Shuaibu and Ibrahim Haruna.
“After attacking the compound, they also went away with over 100 of our cows,” she said.
The only survivor of the attack among the Ardo’s children, Abdurrahman Shuaibu, said the bandits shot two other people on their way out of the village.
When contacted, the spokesman of the state Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.