Emir’s palace attack leaves 3 dead

The attack on the palace of Ahmed Attahiru , the Emir of Kagara Ahmed Attahiru, in Niger State, has left three people dead.

Monday Kuryas, commissioner of police for Niger, said over 100 gunmen sneaked in from neighbouring Kaduna State to invade the palace around 5:30pm on Tuesday.

The dead, he said, were a policeman and two civilians.

Kuryas also said the gunmen attacked Kachiwe village in Sarkin Pawa headquarters of Munya LGA of the state.

He alleged that bandits sneaked into Niger from their hideout in Kaduna state to carry out the attack.

“I don’t have the actual number of people killed during the attack,” he said.

According to NAN, Kuryas said policemen had been dispatched to safeguard lives and property of the people of Sarkin Pawa.

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