Alhaji Bashar Namaska, the son of the Emir of Kontagora has been shot dead by suspected bandits.
This was confirmed by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Niger State, adding that the incident happened on Thursday.
The police said Bashar Namaska was while on his way to his father’s farm located at Lioji village of Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State.
Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in the state, confirmed this in Minna, saying that 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 said that the bandits also shot other two men who were with the Emir’s son.
The two men, from Magama Local Government Area of the state, are taking treatment at Kontagora General hospital, according to Usman.
The commissioner said that adequate security measures had been taken to fish out the criminals and to prevent recurrence and appealed to the residents of the state to volunteer reliable information that could assist in apprehending criminal elements in the state.