Bashar Saidu Namaska, son of the Emir of Kontagora, has been killed by bandits in an attack on his father’s farm on Wednesday.
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Namaska was said to be on the farm along Zuru road in the Local Government Area when the bandits invaded the area.
Other persons working with him were also said to have been shot dead while unspecified number of cows were rustled.
According to Daily Trust, the bandits, who also waylaid commercial and private vehicles plying the road in the area, collected phones, money and other valuables from passengers.
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It was reported that those without cash and valuables were beaten up mercilessly and whisked to an unknown place.
The deceased, who was the Sardauna of Kontagora, had reportedly been holding forth for his father, Sarkin Sudan, who has been sick.
The publication said a government official, who craved for anonymity, confirmed the story.
“It is true that bandits invaded Kontagora town and shot several people and killed the Emir’s son, Alhaji Bashar. His death will be formally announced soon and he will buried immediately.
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“He was rushed to the Hospital after he was shot but confirmed dead,” the source was quoted as saying.
However, the police command has not confirmed the incident.
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