Alhaji Bashar Saidu Namaska, son of the Emir of Kontagora, is among the persons killed in an attack on the Emir’s farm on Wednesday.
Some other people working with him were also said to have been shot dead while unspecified number of cows were rustled.
Sources said the bandits also flagged down both commercial and private vehicles plying the road, collected phones, money and other valuables from the people on board.
Those without cash and valuables were beaten up mercilessly and whisked to an unknown place, according to sources.
The late Bashar, who is the Sardauna of Kontagora had, been holding forth for his father, Sarkin Sudan, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, who has been sick.
A government official, who craved for anonymity, confirmed the story.
“It is true that bandits invaded Kontagora town and shot several people and killed the Emir’s son, Alhaji Bashar. His death will be formally announced soon and he will buried immediately.
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