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Bandits attack Emir of Kauran Namoda’s convoy, kill 8


Gunmen suspected to be bandits yesterday shot and killed eight persons in the convoy of the Emir of Kauran Namoda, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi.

The incident occurred around 3am yesterday along Gusau-Funtua highway while the convoy was in transit from Abuja to Zamfara State.

According to the Police, five palace guards and three policemen lost their lives during the incident.

A statement issued by spokesman of the state Police Command, Gambo Isah, read: “On 18/12/2020, about 0030hrs, the convoy of Emir of Kaura Namoda, Alhaji Muhammad Sunusi, while on transit from Abuja to Zamfara State, was attacked at Funtua, along Funtua-Gusau road.  


“The policemen in the front escort vehicle engaged the bandits in a gun duel and as a result of which the driver of the vehicle was shot at and lost control of the vehicle and summersaulted off the road and fell into a nearby pond. 

“Subsequently, a team of policemen, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Funtua arrived the scene, rescued the emir and recovered eight bodies, comprising three policemen and five palace guards.

“Investigation is ongoing.”

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