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Tears at burial of Emirs aides killed in road ambush

Published by The Nation on Thu, 16 Jan 2020


By Duku Joel, DamaturuHundreds of thousands of well-wishers, friends and family members came out in large numbers for the funeral of the four aides of the Emir of Potiskum killed along Kaduna highway on Wednesday.The Emir however escaped unhurt in the attack.Our correspondent, who monitored the event, observed that their funeral was held at the expansive arena of the Emirs palace in Potiskum.Our correspondent also gathered the Emir receiving medical attention in Kaduna after the attack but his brother Emirs from Tikau, Damagum attended the funeral.Hassan Mohammed, one of the sons of the Emirate, informed the traditional title holder in the emirate, Makaman Potiskum, Alh. Abubakar Maina Kaina was also killed in the attack with three other guards in the ill-fated attack on the monarch.READ ALSO:Lawan condemns attack on Emir of PotiskumIt is not clear how the Emir escaped the attack but unconfirmed information indicated that the Emir may have been traditionally fortified over such incidents.Chairman of Yobe Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness Dr.Muhammasu Ibn Abali Muhammad Idrissa condemned the attack.In a statement from his media aid, Mohammed Abubakar described the attack as heinous, said the chairman was saddened by the attack.We are deeply saddened by the news on the gun attack, which was carried out against the convoy of His Royal Highness Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya.We once again condemn this heinous gunmen attack and wish Allahs mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the injured and convey our condolences to the Pataskum Emirate Council and entire people, the statement said.
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