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Zamfara Monarch Spends Four Weeks In Captivity Of Bandits




Households, associates and courtiers of the kidnapped Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, have expressed uncertainty over the destiny of the monarch, BBC Hausa stories.

The emir was kidnapped by bandits on September 14, whereas travelling to Abuja. His police orderly was killed within the incident and one other police officer taken with the monarch.

Attahiru, a firstclass emir, is a former Secretary to the Authorities of Zamfara State.

The secretary of the emirate council, Usman Ibrahim, mentioned that they’d not heard something concerning the emir.

“From when he was kidnapped, a few of our people who had been out of the state had been discussing with the abductors. We thought they might launch him. Our individuals advised us that they had been discussing with the abductors they usually advised them he was alive,” he mentioned.

He, nonetheless, lamented that lack of entry to cellular telecommunications networks within the space additionally sophisticated the state of affairs.

Ibrahim mentioned the Emirate Council was at a loss on the true state of affairs of the emir.

One other member of the royal household interviewed by the BBC Hausa additionally expressed uncertainty concerning the whereabouts of the emir.

“No person is aware of. No person can say something on whether or not he’s alive or not. We really feel he’s alive however we aren’t sure. They (kidnappers) mentioned they might launch him after we pay the ransom however we’ve got not heard something from after we took the cash to them.

“From that point (when ransom was paid) I don’t suppose there was anybody from right here who spoke with him (the emir),” the unnamed supply mentioned.

However he mentioned it was attainable the shortage of communication was because of the absence of cellular telecommunications networks in most components of the state.


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