The police command in Niger has confirmed that some gunmen on Thursday killed Bashar Namaska, the son of the emir of Kontagora.
The police said that he was shot on his way to his father’s farm located at Lioji village of Kontagora local government area.
Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in Niger, confirmed.
Mr Usman said on “May 20 at about 1500 hours,” armed men suspected to be bandits went to the “Emir of Kontagora farm closed to Lioji village, shot Namaska on his left hand, and he was taken to a clinic in Kontagora where he later died.”
The police added that the bandits also shot two other men who were with the emir’s son.
According to Mr Usman, the two men from the Magama local government area of the state are receiving treatment at Kontagora General hospital.
The commissioner explained that the police had taken adequate security measures to fish out the criminals and prevent a recurrence.
Mr Usman appealed to the state’s residents to volunteer reliable information that could assist in apprehending criminal elements in the state.