Armed bandits have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda, HRH Sanusi Muhammad Asha, along Zaria-Funtua road, killing three policemen and five others.
The attack, according to an eyewitness who escaped, took place Thursday night along Zaria-Funtua highway as the Emir was returning to Gusau from Abuja.
This happened the same day the abducted schoolboys from Kankara, were rescued.
The Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo confirmed the incident but declined to comment further.
The bandits were said to have attacked a Hilux in the Emir’s convoy and killed the driver, three policemen, a senior guard to the king, and one Dan Amal, who is an uncle to the monarch.
Before his appointment as emir, Muhammad Asha was a Major in the Nigerian Army.