Gunmen reportedly attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda’s convoy, Sanusi Muhammad Asha, Killing his driver, two palace guards, three policemen and two others along Zaria-Funtua road.
Tribune Online reports that the incident happened on Thursday night when the Emir’s convoy was on his way from Abuja to Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State.
Sources close to Kaura-Namoda Emirate Council said the Emir escaped death, but eight occupants in his convoy were killed during the attack.
“The Emir was in his official vehicle with a Toyota Hilux forming part of the convoy, he didn’t sustain any injury but we lost eight occupants of the Toyota Hilux including the driver, two palace guards, three police escorts and two traditional title holder, they were all killed by the gunmen,” the source said.
It was further gathered that the incident which occurred close to midnight made the Emir to spend the night at Funtua police station.
As of the time of this report, it was gathered that Kaura Namoda Emirate Council was making arrangements to convey the bodies of those killed for burial on Friday.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Fatai Aborode, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Oyo State.