There was pandemonium in the ancient city of Kontagora, headquarters of Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State when bandits attacked the town, and shot the son of the Emir, Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, on his fatger’s farm.
The late son was said to be on the farm along Zuru road in the LGA when the bandits struck.
Some other people working with him in the farm were also said to have been shot dead while unspecified number of Cows in the farm were rustled.
Sources in the area said the bandits also flagged down both commercial and private vehicles plying the road, collected their phones, money and other valuables.
Those without cash and valuables were beaten up mercilessly and whisked to an unknown place.
The late Bashar who is the Sardauna of Kontagora had been holding forth for his father, Sarkin Sudan, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, who has been sick.
A government official, who craved for anonymity, confirmed the story.
“It is true that bandits invaded Kontagora town and shot several people and killed the Emir’s son, Alhaji Bashar. His death will be formally announced soon and he will buried immediately.
“He was rushed to the Hospital immediately he was shot but confirmed dead,” the source confirmed.
The police public relations officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached for confirmation as his phone was switched off as at the time of filing this report.