Alhaji Bashir Namaska, the son of the Emir of Kontagora, Saidu Namaska, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in Niger State.
According to New Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bashir was killed on Thursday on his way to his father’s farm at Lioji village of Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
Adamu Usman, Niger commissioner of police, who confirmed the incident to NAN, said Bashir was shot on his left arm, but died after he was taken to a health centre.
Two other persons, who with him during the attack, were said to have sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment.
“On May 20, at about 1500 hours, armed men suspected to be bandits went to the Emir of Kontagora’s farm close to Lioji village, shot Namaska on his left hand and he was taken to a clinic in Kontagora where he later died.”
“The two men from Magama local government area of the state, are receiving treatment at Kontagora general hospital,” Usman said.
The police commissioner added that adequate security measures have been put in place to fish out the criminals and prevent recurrence.
He also appealed to the residents of the state to volunteer reliable information that can assist in apprehending criminal elements in the state.
KanyiDaily had also reported how bandits attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Mallam Zubairu Jibril Maigwari, on his way to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.