Emir Of Kotangora Loses Son To Gunmen

Bandits kill Emir of Kontagora's son, others

Richard Ginika Izuora

Gunmen have reportedly killed the son of Emir of Kontagora who was identified as Alhaji Bashar Namaska.

The development was confirmed by the Niger State Police Command.

Police said he was shot by gunmen on his way to his father’s farm located at Lioji village of Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger.

Mr Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed this in an interview with newsmen in Minna.

Usman said on May 20 at about 1500 hours, gunmen suspected to be bandits went to the Emir of Kontagora farm close to Lioji village; shot Namaska on his left hand. Thereafter, he was taken to a clinic in Kontagora where he later died.

The Police said that the bandits also shot other two men who were with the emir’s son.

The two men, from Magama Local Government Area of the state, are taking treatment at Kontagora General hospital; according to Usman.

The Commissioner said that adequate security measures had been taken to fish out the criminals and to prevent recurrence and appealed to the residents of the state to volunteer reliable information that could assist in apprehending criminal elements in the state.

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