I trekked for 2 hours after Boko Haram attack - Emir of Potiskum

I trekked for 2 hours after Boko Haram attack - Emir of Potiskum

- The emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, has revealed how he escaped from Boko Haram captivity on Friday, January 17

- The emir said that he had to trek for about two hours in the bush days after his convoy was attacked by the insurgents

- The monarch enjoined Nigerians to assist the federal government in the fight against terrorism and in efforts to step up security in the country

Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, the emir of Potiskum, has revealed how he escaped from the den of kidnappers who abducted him recently.

After his return from hospital in Kaduna, Umaru on Friday, January 17, revealed that he had to trek for not less than two hours in the bush.

Umaru's convoy was attacked by insurgents along Kaduna-Zaria road on Tuesday, January 14, The Nation reports.

The monarch regretted the fact that three of his aides were killed in the attack by the insurgents. He, however, expressed gratitude towards the police whose efforts were instrumental in his rescue.

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He called on Nigerians all over the country to support the federal government anyway they can against the spate of insecurity.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that three persons were killed on Wednesday, 15 January, when gunmen attacked the first-class emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, while he was on a tour of traditional institutions across the north.

The three people killed during the attack were the aides of the traditional ruler.

The attack was said to have occurred around Fandatio village, not far from Maraban Jos when the emir was touring traditional institutions as part of preparations for the official commissioning of Potiskum central mosque scheduled.

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The attack was confirmed by a traditional title holder in the emir’s entourage, Sarkin Yamma Potiskum, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim ‎who said the emir was rushed to the hospital. The incident was also confirmed by the Kaduna police spokesman, Yakubu Sabo.

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