Sokoto State Police Command have confirmed the killing of a business man and chieftain of All Progressives Congress, Bello Danbuba alongside his teenage son, Aliyu, in Gandi village, Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
The Police said the killings took place on Thursday.
It was learnt that the attackers, believed to be assassins, trailed Danbuba to where his herd of camel was kept, then shot him and his son.
The gunmen left without carting away any camels or cash.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, El-Mustapha Sani, said that the two victims had since been buried in their hometown, Gandi, after a funeral prayer.
Sani said: “The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Abdulkadir, had visited the bereaved town on Thursday.
“He had since directed the deployment of more patrol teams in the local government and its neighbours, with a view to tracking down the fleeing gunmen.
“The command had since launched a manhunt for them, we will not relent until they are apprehended and brought to book.”
The late businessman is survived by his aged mother, three wives, 13 children and grandchildren.