Whereabouts of Zamfara monarch unknown 30 days after abduction

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Households, mates and courtiers of the kidnapped Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, contain expressed uncertainty over the destiny of the monarch.

The emir became once kidnapped on 14 September whereas travelling to Abuja. His police neat became once killed in the incident and one other police officer enthusiastic by the monarch.

Mr Attahiru, a major class emir, additionally holds the title of Sarkin Fulanin Bungudu and is a weak Secretary to the Authorities of Zamfara Order.

The secretary of the emirate council, Usman Ibrahim, quick BBC Hausa, as monitored by PREMIUM TIMES, that they’d now not heard one thing else about the emir.

“From when he became once kidnapped, some of our these that had been out of the hiss had been discussing with the abductors. We idea they’d inaugurate him. Our folks quick us that they had been discussing with the abductors and they quick them he became once alive,” he acknowledged.

He,nonetheless, lamented that lack of rep true of entry to to mobile telecommunications networks in the placement additionally tough the scenario.

Mr Ibrahim acknowledged the Emirate Council became once at a loss on the helpful scenario of the emir.

Every other member of the royal family interviewed by the BBC Hausa additionally expressed uncertainty about the whereabouts of the emir.

“No one is conscious of. No one can say one thing else on whether he’s alive or now not. We feel he’s alive however we are perilous. They (kidnappers) acknowledged they’d inaugurate him after we pay the ransom however we have now not heard one thing else from after we took the money to them.

“From that point (when ransom became once paid) I don’t narrate there has been somebody from right here who spoke with him (the emir),” the unnamed provide acknowledged.

But he acknowledged it became once possible the shortcoming of conversation became once ensuing from the absence of mobile telecommunications networks in most parts of the hiss.

The monarch has joined an extended checklist of kidnapped monarchs in a north-west hiss plagued by incessant bandits attacks.


On 21 March , 2015, a major class monarch in the hiss, the Emir of Bukkuyum, Muhammadu Usman, became once kidnapped after yet one more of fire between palace safety brokers and bandits. The emir became once released every week later.

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