The Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Major Sanusi Muhammad Asha rtd has dismissed the claim by the Katsina State Police Command that he was rescued by the police when his convoy was attacked by gunmen along Zaria – Funtua road 12 days ago.
The Emir told Daily Trust that when he was attacked near Marabar Maska community there was no presence of police at the area.
“When some of us escaped the attack, my convoy drove to a nearby village called Kwanar Maska and inquired whether there are policemen and I was told there was none unless I go to Funtua.
“I then proceeded to the area commander office in Funtua and met an officer on duty and introduced my self.”
“I was told that the Area commander wasn’t around.
“I had to talk to him through phone call. He said I should talk to DPO which I did through phone call also.
“The DPO said they would assign an Armoured Personnel Carrier with some men to go and recover the bodies of the slain officers and other people.
“This had happened about two hours after the attack.
” I had to called the General Officer Commanding 8 Division Maj. Gen. Aminu Bande and requested for his assistance, who promptly sent troops from Special Army Super Camp Faskari and from a nearby sector”
” On their arrival to Funtua, they moved straight to the scene, they secured and cordoned the area until daybreak, but sadly all the Eight people were killed,” the Emir said.
The spokesman of Katsina state police command SP Gambo Isah had earlier issued a statement saying 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.