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Friday, 30 May 2014

Emir killed as terrorists ambush Borno monarchs

Gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram ambushed the emirs of Askira, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibn Muhammed Askirama II, Alhaji Idrissa Timta, Gwoza and that of Uba, Alhaji Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza II along Gombi-Garkida-Biu road in the early hours of Friday when they were travelling to attend the burial of the late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Usman Abubakar who died in a London Hospital on Tuesday evening.

Unconfirmed report and sources said, the Emir of GWOZA died during the attack while that of Askira and Uba narrowly escaped death, even as report indicated that many entourages of the emirs are still missing when the gunmen opened fire on their convey at about 8am.

Gwoza Council Area is South and about 140 kilometres away from Maiduguri, while Askira /Uba is South and about 160 kilometres drive from Maiduguri.

It was gathered that the two first class emirs of Gwoza and that of Uba were travelling in the same vehicle when the terrorists struck. Details later.

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