Abducted emir: Council of Chiefs calls for prayers

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ANKA (ZAMFARA) – The Zamfara  Council of  Chiefs has called on all Nigerians  to pray for the safe return  of the abducted Emir of  Bukkuyum Emirate Council, Alhaji Muhammad Usman.

The News Agency of   Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the emir was abducted by at his palace Bukkuyum on  Friday at about  8.55 pm.

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The Chairman of the council and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, made the call on Tuesday in Anka in an interview with journalists.

He said  there was need for the general public to continue  to seek Allah’s intervention for the emir’s safe return.
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The emir described the incident as “unfortunate,’’ saying, “ we never experienced  things  like this, especially here in northern Nigeria.’’

He, however, called on of  the emir, people of the emirate and the general public to remain calm as the state government was working with  security agencies to ensure the safe return of the emir.

NAN reports that the people of  Bukkuyum emirate had embarked on special prayers in mosques and Islamic schools over the incident. (NAN)