Gunmen Attack Emir Of Zamfara’s Convoy, 8 Persons Killed

A group of unidentified gunmen is alleged to have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Zamfara State, Kaura Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad, with the report that at least 8 persons were killed and more left injured.
Emir of Zamfara, Kaura Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad
Emir of Zamfara, Kaura Namoda Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad

The accident, according to an eyewitness who escaped during the attack, said,

“The Emir’s convoy was ambushed by the suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua highway while returning to Gusau from Abuja.

“The Emir was coming back to Zamfara from Abuja in the midnight in a 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 “the Emir escaped unhurt”.

Among those killed in the attack, according to the source, are three policemen and the driver of the Toyota Hilux.

At the moment there’s been no official statement from the Emir’s camp, all we’ve on the situation is that the Emir escaped the attack and he is still alive.

More details to follow…

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