Gun-wielding bandits have attacked the Emir of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari, while reportedly travelling along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
The bandits shot at the emir’s convoy on Tuesday, destroying his vehicles with bullets.
It was not clear yet the number of casualties from the incident although a number of persons were said to be injured.
“He was attacked on his way to Kaduna from Abuja,” a source confirmed.
The emir was one of top traditional rulers who held a virtual meeting with the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, only last week when the recurring crisis of banditry ravaging the state was discussed.