Armed youth attack Emir’s convoy in Kaduna

Emir attacked in Southern Kaduna

*Damage three cars, including police pilot car

Armed youth have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Jemma, Alhaji Mohammed Isa Mohammed, in the Southern Kaduna.

The convoy was attacked while passing through Samaru in the Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.

Three vehicles in the convoy, including the police pilot car were destroyed in the process.

The traditional ruler was said to be returning from Kaduna where he had attended a meeting of the state security council presided over by Governor Nasir El Rufai.

He told reporters that the meeting had centred on issues relating to the recent Southern Kaduna killings.

One of the cars in the Emir’s convoy that was attacked in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State.

Although the traditional ruler was not injured during the attack, three of his cars which were in the convoy in which he was travelling were destroyed by the attackers.

“When we reach Samaru Kataf, some armed youths surrounded us with all kinds of weapons and started attacking our convoy. We immediately turned back to Kachia for our safety,” he narrated.

He asked the government to fully investigate the Southern Kaduna crises holistically, adding that the people behind the crises should be punished without fear or favour.

He also called on both Muslims and Christians in the state to embrace peace, as all religions teach peace, in order to move the state forward.


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