Households, mates and courtiers of the kidnapped Emir of Bungudu, Hassan Attahiru, expressed uncertainty concerning the destiny of the monarch, experiences BBC Hausa.
The emir was kidnapped by bandits on September 14th whereas on his option to Abuja. His policeman was killed within the incident and one other policeman was taken with the monarch.
Attahiru, a first-rate emir, is a former authorities secretary of Zamfara State.
Emirate Council secretary Usman Ibrahim mentioned nothing was heard concerning the emir.
“Since his kidnapping, a few of our individuals exterior of the state have been discussing with the abductors. We thought they have been going to let him go. Our individuals informed us they have been arguing with the abductors and telling them he was alive, ”he mentioned.
Nevertheless, he complained that the dearth of entry to mobile networks within the space additionally made the state of affairs harder.
Ibrahim mentioned the Emirates Council was at a loss as to the true state of affairs of the emir.
One other member of the royal household interviewed by BBC Hausa additionally expressed uncertainty concerning the emir’s whereabouts.
“No one is aware of. No one can say something about whether or not he’s alive or not. We’ve got a sense he’s alive, however we’re not positive. They (kidnappers) mentioned they might launch him if we pay the ransom, however we did not hear about it after we introduced them the cash.
“Since that point (when the ransom was paid) I do not assume there was anybody from round right here who has spoken to him (the emir),” mentioned the unnamed supply.
However he mentioned it was doable that the dearth of communication was because of the lack of mobile networks in most components of the state.