Gunmen attack Emir of Potiskum

Dare devil gunmen today attacked the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram along Kaduna-Zaria highway.

The emir reportedly lost three of his aides in the attack which happened around Fandatio village, not far from Maraban Jos.

He was on his way to Zaria when he came under attack by the gunmen.
The emir is on a tour of traditional institutions across the North as part of preparations for the official commissioning of Potiskum Central Mosque scheduled for January 18, 2020.

It is not clear if the attackers targeted the emir, as other travellers were also affected, according to sources.

A traditional title holder in the emir’s entourage, Sarkin Yamma Potiskum, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim ‎confirmed the incident to newsmen at Barau Dikko hospital where the emir was rushed to.

Kaduna Police spokesman, Yakubu Sabo confirmed the attack along the highway but said a statement would be issued later.

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