Thursday, January 16, 2020

Four Emir's aides killed in road ambush buried amidst tears in Yobe (Photos)

The aides of a Yobe Emir who were killed in an Ambush in Kaduna state have been buried in Potiskum. Thousands of well-wishers, friends and family members came out in large numbers for the funeral of the four aides of the Emir of Potiskum killed along Kaduna highway on Wednesday.

The Emir however escaped unhurt in the attack.

The funeral was held at the expansive arena of the Emir’s palace in Potiskum.

It was also gathered the Emir receiving medical attention in Kaduna after the attack but his brother Emirs from Tikau, Damagum attended the funeral.

Hassan Mohammed, one of the sons of the Emirate, informed the traditional title holder in the emirate, Makaman Potiskum, Alh. Abubakar Maina Kaina was also killed in the attack with three other guards in the ill-fated attack on the monarch.

It is not clear how the Emir escaped the attack but unconfirmed information indicated that the Emir may have been traditionally fortified over such incidents.