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Bandit Attack: Emir Says Police Lied On Rescue



The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Major Sanusi Muhammad Asha rtd has rebuffed police reports that he was rescued by policemen after bandits in Katsina attacked and killed nine persons as his convoy passed through the state.

GWG had reported the attack that led to the killing of the nine persons including policemen in the convoy of the emir of Kaura Namoda.

The police had in their account of the attack claimed that the emir was rescued after policemen led by the DPO in Funtua helped him out and recovered the eight dead persons.

But giving his first account of the deadly attack that happened last week, the first class emir of Kaura Namoda in an interview with Daily Trust said:

“When some of us escaped the attack, my convoy drove to a nearby village called Kwanar Maska and inquired whether there are policemen and  I was told there was none unless I go to Funtua.

“I then proceeded to the area commander office in Funtua and met an officer on duty and introduced my self.”

“I was told that the Area commander wasn’t around.

“I had to talk to him through phone call. He said I should talk to DPO which I did through phone call also.

“The DPO said they would assign an Armoured Personnel Carrier with some men to go and recover the bodies of the slain officers and other people.

“This had happened about two hours after the attack.

” I had to called the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Maj. Gen. Aminu Bande  and requested for his assistance, who promptly sent troops from Special Army Super Camp Faskari and from a nearby sector”

” On their arrival to Funtua, they moved straight to the scene, they secured and cordoned the area until daybreak, but sadly all the Eight people were killed,” the Emir said.

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