Gunmen Open Fire On Emir Of Birnin Gwari’s Convoy

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II.

Daily Trust gathered that the monarch’s convoy was attacked at Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway while on its way to Kaduna on Tuesday evening.

A witness said the Emir was not in any of the vehicles during the attack.

Umar Jibril, the Emir’s driver, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, narrating that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when it happened.

“We did not stop, they targeted me, since I was driving but as Allah will have it, the bullet missed my head.”

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

Birnin Gwari is one of the Local Government Areas of Kaduna State where there is a high level of attacks.

On Monday, armed men broke into LEA Primary School, Rama, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, where they abducted pupils and teachers.

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