On 18/12/2020 at about 0030hrs, the convoy of Emir of Kauran Namoda, Alhaji Muhammad Sunusi while on transit from Abuja to Zamfara state was attacked at Funtua, along Funtua – Gusau road. The police men in the front escort vehicle engaged the bandits in a gun duel and as a result of which the driver of the vehicle was shot at and lost control of the vehicle and summersaulted off the road and fell into a nearby pond.
Subsequently, a team of police men led by DPO Funtua arrived the scene rescued the Emir and recovered eight (8) dead bodies, comprising three (3) police men and five (5) palace guards. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KATSINA STATE COMMAND