Gunmen have attacked the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, killing three of his aides.
The attack occurred on Wednesday along Kaduna- Zaria highway when the emir was on a tour of traditional institutions across the North as part of preparations for the official commissioning of Potiskum Central Mosque scheduled for January 18, 2020.
According to Daily Trust, Emir Bubaram was on his way to Zaria when he came under attack by the gunmen around Fandatio village, not far from Maraban Jos around 2:00am on Wednesday.
It was not clear if the attackers targeted the emir as other travellers were also affected, sources said.
A traditional title holder in the emir’s entourage, Sarkin Yamma Potiskum, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim confirmed the incident to the newspaper at Barau Dikko hospital where the emir was rushed to.
Kaduna Police spokesman, Yakubu Sabo confirmed the attack along the highway but said a statement would be issued later.