Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, was kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Tuesday.
According to reports, the attackers opened fire on the emir’s convoy and successfully demobilized some of the vehicles, including the traditional ruler’s, before escorting him away.
The emir was kidnapped near Olam Factory, a few kilometers outside of Kaduna, while returning to his domain after attending an event in Abuja, according to sources.
According to another story, the emir’s convoy was attacked by bandits, and a policeman attached to the convoy was killed during the exchange of fire with the bandits as a result of the attack.
It was gathered that only the traditional ruler was abducted, while some of his aides who sustained injuries were rushed to the hospital.
As of the time of filing the report, there was no official confirmation from the police or the state government.
But a source in the emir’s palace who pleaded for anonymity confirmed that the emir’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday evening.
‘We are trying to a certain the condition of our monarch and his aides , By tomorrow, we will be able to get more facts,” he said.