Soldiers of the Nigerian Army and men of the Nigerian Police Force in the Kontagora local government area have eliminated no fewer than seven bandits, in a dense forest in the outskirt of the town.
The bandits were said to be fleeing after they invaded the farm of Mai Sudan (Emir) of Kontagora at Masuga village, and killed Prince Bashir Namaska, a son of the Emir.
It was gathered that a battalion of ground troops and policemen, deployed for a ‘swift response operation’, pursued the bandits to a thick forest, before they shot and killed some of them.
The rest were believed to have escaped with gunshot injuries. One of the injured bandits captured by troops who later died could neither speak Hausa nor English, but Fulfulde, a foreign dialect, PRNigeria learnt.
The bandits who attacked the Kontagora Emir’s farm that led to Prince Namaska’s death came through a large expanse of land, which belongs to the Nigerian Army.
Late Bashir Namaska was reported to have been killed alongside others by bandits at his Father’s farm at Masuga village, on Kontagora-Rijau road, yesterday, May 20.
Born in 1979, the deceased was among many sons of the Emir of Kontagora.
He served Kontagora Emirate in many capacities among which were the District Head of Kontagora1 and Sardaunan Kontagora, the positions he held until his demise.
He was also the Director-General, Niger State Public Procurement Board between 2013 and 2015 where he contributed immensely to the growth and development of the state.