Bandits on the rampage, kill Emir’s son, others

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Bandits Thursday afternoon killed the of the Emir of Kontagora in , Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, the Sardauna of Kontagora. Also killed is the driver of the deceased and some of staff.

He was killed along by the bandits father’ farm located at Masuga village the Kontagora-Rijau road.

According to a report from the area, the deceased and staff were working on the farm when the bandits, who were moving from village to village attacking and dispossessing people of their property, spotted them and immediately opened the Emir’ , his driver and instantly.

The Emir’ was rushed to the Kontagora General Hospital where he was confirmed .

The exact number of people killed could not be confirmed at press .

It was gathered that some cattle belonging to the deceased were rustled during the .

It was learnt that the incident has created tension in Kontagora town while the was said to have been besieged by sympathisers and mourners.

The deceased, Saidu Namaska, is the heir apparent to the Emirship of Kontagora and had been holding court for the Emir, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, since the became indisposed.

He was said to have gotten married before the last Ramadan.

According to reports, the burial arrangement for the deceased Emir’s son will be announced in due course.

All efforts to get police confirmation of the incident proved abortive as the Police Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, did not pick calls made to his cell .