Leadership (Abuja)

30 May 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kidnap Two Borno Emirs

Photo: This Day
Armed Boko Haram members

Members of the Boko Haram sect on Friday kidnapped two Borno Emirs, Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrisa Timta and the Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ismaila Mamza.

They were abducted at about 10am today.

They were on their way to attend burial of Late Emir of Gombe who died two days ago when they were abducted.

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.

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