Gunmen attack Zamfara Emir’s convoy kill 8

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From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

Unidentified gunmen have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad, killing eight people, injuring others.

The accident, according to an eye witness who escaped during the attack but begged for anonymity said “the Emir’s convoy was ambushed by the suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua highway last Thursday night while returning to Gusau from Abuja”.

“The Emir was coming back to Zamfara from Abuja in the midnight in convoy of his official vehicles”.

According to him, eight occupants of the Toyota Hilux including the driver were all shot dead by the gunmen, adding that.
He stressed that, “the Emir escaped unhurt”.
Among those killed in the attack according to the source were Dan Amal of Kaura who doubled as the father to the emir, Shinfidan Kaura, Sarkin Dogarai, one Facebooker, three policemen and the driver of the Toyota Hilux.

The source further revealed that Emir passed the night at the Funtua Police Station in Katsina state.

He concluded that arrangement was being made to convey the bodies of those killed to Zamfara for burial.


Contacted for comment, the spokesperson of theZamfara state police command SP Mohammed Shehu said, he would not comment on the issue, since it happened in Katsina state.

Contacted on phone for comment, the Katsina state Police Public Relations Officer, Isa Gwmbo said he was aware of the case but was too busy tattending a crucial meeting and could not make further comment.

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