Convoy of Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II was attacked by armed gunmen, it has emerged.
According to DailyTrust, the incident occurred along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway while the convoy was on his way to Kaduna on Monday, March 15.
Umar Jibril, the Emir’s driver, who confirmed the incident to the publication, on Wednesday, March 17, said that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when the attack happened.
According to Jibril, the bandits 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.
Jubril added that apart from minor injuries sustained from shattered glasses, no one was seriously injured.
On Monday, armed men broke into UBE Primary School, Rama, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area, where they abducted pupils and teachers.
The pupils later escaped from captivity but their teachers are yet to regain freedom.
See some photos of the attack below;