The police said on Thursday that Alhaji Bashir Saidu Namaska, the son of the Emir of Kontagora, was killed by bandits in Niger state.
Bashir was on his way to the father’s farm at Lioji village of Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.
In an interview with the Nigerian News Agency NAN in Minna, Mr Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police, announced the killing.
According to Usman, armed men suspected to be bandits went to the Emir of Kontagora farm near Lioji village on May 20 at around 1500 hours and shot one Alhaji Bashir Namaska, son of the Emir of Kontagora.
He was rushed to the Abdul Azeez facility, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Umar Maikatako and Saidu Shehu of Magama Local Government Area’s Salka village were also shot by the bandits.
They were taken to Kontagora General Hospital for treatment.
A joint patrol of Police/Army and vigilante squad has been deployed to the region while the Air Force conducted aerial surveillance.
Usman urged people to provide trustworthy information that could aid in the arrest of criminals in the state.