Unknown gunmen Thursday night attacked the convoy of Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha along Zaria-Funtua road on his way to his home in Kauran Namoda, Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
HumAngle learnt that the Emir escaped unhurt while eight persons including two palace guards and a driver lost their lives.
Three policemen and two others were among the dead, sources said.
“The Emir was in his official vehicle with a Toyota Hilux forming part of the convoy,” a palace source told our reporter.
“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 holders, they were all killed by the gunmen.”
It was gathered that the bodies of the deceased were evacuated from the scene of the attack.
The emir who is a retired army general before he ascended the throne this year after the demise of his father late Muhammad A’sha.
As of the time of compiling this report, there was no official statement from the palace and the police in Zamfara State.
This happened almost eight days after gunmen abducted over 500 students from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara State, Katsina State, and less than 24 hours after the schoolboys were released.
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