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Armed youths attack Emir’s convoy in Southern Kaduna

Armed youths yesterday attacked the Emir of Jema’a (Kafanchan) Alhaji Muhammad Isa Muhammad II in Samarau Kataf, Zangon Kataf Local Government area of Kaduna State, destroying three vehicles including the pilot car in the process, according to a report culled from Dailytrust.

Daily Trust learnt that the emir was returning to Kafanchan after attending a security meeting with the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on issues relating to the recent Southern Kaduna killings.

The Ciroma of Jema’a Emirate, Alhaji Kabiru Tanko, who escaped by the whiskers  told Daily Trust that they were attacked around 8:00pm at Samaru Kataf after attending a meeting with the governor.

He said “when we reach Samaru Kataf, some armed youths surrounded us with all kind of weapons and started attacking our convoy. We immediately turned back to Kachia for our safety”.

One of the cars in the Emir’s convoy that was attacked in Samaru Kataf, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State yesterday.

The Ciroma commended Governor El-Rufai’s administration and the federal government for deploying security personnel in Southern Kaduna.

He tasked the government to fully investigate the Southern Kaduna crises holistically, adding that the people behind the crises should be punished without fear or favour.

He also called on both Muslims and Christians in the state to embrace peace, as all religions teach peace, in order to move the state forward.



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