Hundreds troop out for burial of Emir of Potiskum’s aides killed during attack on his convoy.

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Hundreds troop out for burial of Emir of Potiskum's aides killed during attack on his convoy. 1

Mammoth crowd witnessed the funeral of four aides of Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, killed by gunmen on the Kaduna-Zaria Highway on Wednesday. 

The burial was held around 10am on Thursday, at the Emirate Council Palace, Potiskum, Yobe State.

Hundreds troop out for burial of Emir of Potiskum's aides killed during attack on his convoy. 2

Six people were killed in the attack including two commuters. Several other people were also said to have been abducted. Spokesman of the Kaduna state police command’s spokesman, Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident, said that the monarch was at the Barau Dikko Hospital in Kaduna and was “doing very well.”

The emir and one of the traditional title holders in his entourage, Sarkin Yamma Potiskum- Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, said that the attack occurred at Fandatio village, near Maraban Jos. The command’s spokesman said investigation into the incident had commenced.

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