The Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II have escaped byt whiskers as armed bandits were said to have attacked his convoy.
NIGERIAN DEFENDER gathered that the incident occurred along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway while the convoy was on his way to Kaduna on Monday, March 15.
Umar Jibril, the Emir’s driver, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, on Wednesday, March 17, said that the 73-year-old monarch was elsewhere when the attack happened.
According to him, the bandits appeared in front of the vehicles which were in transit with guns and threw tree branches on the road in an attempt to force them to stop.
“We did not stop, they targeted me, since I was driving but as Allah will have it, the bullet missed my head.” he said.
Umar said apart from minor injuries sustained from shattered glasses, no one was seriously injured.