The Police Command in Zamfara State has confirmed the killing of Gada District Head in Bungudu Local Government Area.
Alhaji Umaru Bawan-Allah and four others were murdered by bandits on Wednesday.
The incident occurred in the early hours when the assailants stormed the community in large numbers with motorcycles.
Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkanah told reporters that tactical operatives, the military and the vigilante engaged them.
The CP assured the public that normalcy had been restored in the locality and environs.
Routine confidence-building patrol by security forces will continue, Elkanah added.