Bandits attack Emir of Birnin-Gwari’s convoy

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

Bandits terrorising Birnin-Gwari local government and environs on Tuesday attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin-Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II.

The bandits rained bullets on the vehicles in the convoy.

The Nation gathered that the Emir’s convoy was attacked on Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway while on his way to Kaduna on Tuesday evening.

One of the Emir’s drivers, Umar Jibril, confirmed the incident to, journalists narrating that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when it happened.

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Jibril said, the bandits had blocked the road with tree branches to force them to stop and they suddenly appeared in front of their vehicles shooting sporadically.


According to him, “Despite the blockage of the road and the gunshots, we did not stop, they targeted me, since I was driving but as Allah will have it, the bullet missed my head.”

He however said that, apart from minor injuries sustained from shattered glasses, no one was injured.

The Emir had last week during the presentation of the 2020 Kaduna State security report said that Birnin-Gwari people had paid a ransom to bandits in hundreds of millions.

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