HomeNEWSSuspected bandits attack emir in Katsina, 3 policemen, 6 palace guards killed

Suspected bandits attack emir in Katsina, 3 policemen, 6 palace guards killed

Three policemen and six palace guards have been killed as suspected armed bandits attacked a Zamfara monarch, the Emir of Kaura Namoda Sanusi Muhammad, at Marabar Maska in Katsina State.

We gathered that the attack occurred on Friday morning when the emir was returning to his kingdom from Abuja.

The emir, a retired major of the Nigerian Army, was appointed in May following the demise of his father.

Witnesses told our reporter that the police van escorting the policemen lost control after heavy gunfire and fell into a ditch.

The emir, who escaped unhurt, was later evacuated from the scene and taken to Central Police Station, Funtua.

The attack came at the time hundreds of schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara were released by bandits.

Share this story
Written by

Signature TV is a multi-media company, owners and operators of signaturetv.org and producers of The Signature Show on AIT and Corruption Tori. Our programmes are broadcast on the AIT Network and on Seven NTA stations across the country. We are content providers for a number of television networks and some State TV stations, with a respected 24/7, high online and offline followership. We are also Communications/Media Consultants to MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Daily Updates

Subscribe to get news updates