Boko Haram Kidnaps Two Prominent Emirs
The extremist Boko Haram sect has
kidnapped two first class traditional rulers
in Borno state – the Emir of Uba, Ismaila
Mamza and the Emir of Gwoza, Idrisa
Timta, security officials aware of the
incidence have told PREMIUM TIMES.
The two emirs were seized by gun-
wielding insurgents at 10a.m Friday near
Shaffa while they were travelling to
Gombe to attend the funeral of the Emir of
Gombe, Shehu Abubakar, who died on
Tuesday evening at the Royal Marsden
Hospital, London, where he was
undergoing treatment for cancer.
The two abducted emirs were elevated to
First Class traditional ruler status only in
The Borno state government is yet to
issue an official statement on the
The abduction came 46 days after the Boko
Haram sect whisked away over 250
schoolgirls from their dormitories in
Over 200 of the girls are yet to be freed.
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