Suspected gunmen attacked the convoy of the 73-year-old Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II, along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari Highway.
According to source the incident,occurred while the monarch was on his way to Kaduna.
He says that the bandits who appeared in front of the vehicles placed tree leaves on the road all in the bid to force the vehicles to a halt but to no avail.
Adding that apart from the minor injury he sustained as a result of shattered glasses from gunshots, nobody was halt during the encounter.
However, the monarch’s car was riddled with bullets.
The emir spoken on how his subjects had paid millions of naira to bandits as a ransom for kidnapped victims in Birnin Gwari at the presentation of the 2020 security reports to Governor Nasir El-Rufai by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, last week.
Birnin-Gwari, a gateway to the Southern part of the country had over the years been bedevilled by banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery.
As of the time of filing this report, the Kaduna Command of the Nigeria Police Force had yet to confirm the attack.
The spokesman of the Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige neither picked our correspondent’s call nor respond of text message sent to him.