One of the Emirs kidnapped by Boko Haram today reportedly dies

The emirs who were said to be on their way to attend burial of Late Emir of Gombe who died two days ago were abducted at about 10am today.

They were kidnapped near Shaffa town in Hawul local government area of Borno State.

A top officer at the Department of State Services confirmed it.

The two emirs were elevated to first class status by Borno State governor early this year.

Two of the emirs were later escaped unhurt, but the third, Muhammadu Idrisa Timta, the Emir of Gwoza, died at the hands of the kidnappers.

The two who escaped were identified as the Emir of Askira, Abdullahi Askirama and the Emir Of Uba, Ismaila Mamza

According to Daily Trust, one of the Emirs, Alhaji Idrissa Timta has died. Security sources said he died of heart attack while fleeing into the bush after gunmen attacked their vehicle and fired several shots which forced it to stop. Continue…

“Already, arrangement is being made to bring his corpse to Gwoza from Shafa. His corpse was found in the bush,” a source said.

The Emir of Uba, Alhaji Idrissa Timta, who is younger, escaped while many of the people in their entourage have been reportedly abducted by the attackers.

It was gathered that most of the vehicles in the convoy have been set ablaze.

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