Just In: Emir of Bungudu Kidnapped by Bandits
The Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, was on Tuesday kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
It was learnt that the gunmen opened fire on the convoy of the emir and successfully demobilised some of the vehicles, including that of the traditional ruler, before he was whisked away.
Reliable sources revealed that the incident occurred around Olam Factory, a few kilometres to the city of Kaduna, on his way back from Abuja.
Some of his aides who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital. As of the time of filing the report, there was no official confirmation from the police or the state government.
A Source in the emir’s palace who pleaded for anonymity confirmed that the emir’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday evening.
More to come….