- Unknown gunmen ambushed the convoy of Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha, the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state
- Though the emir escaped, the tragic incident left two palace guards, his driver, three policemen, and two others dead
- The attack happened along Zaria-Funtua road while the emir was on his way back from Abuja
The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad Asha, has more reasons to be thankful for his life after he escaped being killed by gunmen.
In a report by Nigerian Tribune, the monarch was attacked by suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua road on Thursday night, December 17.
According to the report, Asha escaped death, unfortunately, his driver, three police escorts, two palace guards, and two others were killed in the attack.
Sources close to Kaura-Namoda Emirate Council told the newspaper publication that the convoy was ambushed while the emir was on his way from Abuja to Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara state.
The unfortunate incident forced the northern ruler to spend the night at Funtua police station.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that after months of silence and stretched suspense, Governor Umaru Ganduje on Tuesday, December 15, opened up on why he sacked Alhaji Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.
Ganduje, during the presentation of a book on a former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, explained that he took the crucial decision to save the system and the traditional institution from abuse.
The governor revealed that the appointment of the deposed emir in 2014 was done to despise Jonathan, not necessarily because he was the best man for the job.
In a related development, Musa Saleh-Kwankwaso, the father of the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been appointed as a kingmaker of the Karaye Emirate Council.
The appointment was announced in a statement on Thursday, November 26, by Haruna Gunduwawa, the spokesperson for the Karaye Emirate Council.
Gunduwawa said Saleh-Kwankwaso who held the traditional title of ‘Makaman Karaye’, will be officially turbaned as a kingmaker among the other four appointees on Friday, November 27.
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