Armed bandits have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, Daily Trust has reported.
It was gathered that the monarch’s convoy was attacked along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway while on its way to Kaduna on Monday evening.
Umar Jibril, the Emir’s driver, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, narrating that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when it happened.
He told Daily Trust that the bandits had appeared in front of the vehicles which were in transit with guns and threw tree branches on the road in an attempt to force them to stop.
“We did not stop, they targeted me, since I was driving but as Allah will have it, the bullet missed my head.”
He said apart from minor injuries sustained from shattered glasses, no one was injured.
Birnin Gwari is one of the Local Government Areas of Kaduna State where there is a high level of attacks.
Source: Daily Trust