Armed bandits shoot, kill driver of Emir of Birnin Gwari, burn vehicle

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The convoy of the Emir of Birnin Gwari was attacked on Saturday May 22nd,  while driving along the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway by armed bandits who shot and killed his driver and burnt a vehicle.

The incident was confirmed yesterday by ASP Mohammed Jalige who disclosed that the command sent its men including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to ascertain the situation.

ASP Jalinge also revealed that the remains of the victim had been taken to Birnin Gwari town for burial.

Daily Trust reported that the incident occurred around 3pm while the driver, identified as Nasiru Sarkin Zango was returning to Birnin Gwari having arrived in Kaduna earlier that day to service the vehicle.

Nasiru was reportedly alone when the attack occurred. It was also learnt that the bandits who appeared from the surrounding forest area and opened fire on the moving vehicle, also burnt the Toyota Hilux van he was driving.

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