Politics Shettima Attends Emir’s Burial with 150 Soldiers •Emirs Absent -Nigerian Tribune



BORNO State governor, Kashim Shettima, left Maiduguri, the state capital, amid tight security, powered by a combined force of about 150 soldiers of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri; the police special squad and the Civilian JTF, through the 135km deserted Maiduguri-Bama Road to attend the burial of the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Shehu Mustapha Idris Timta, on Sunday.

The late emir, who was killed by Boko Haram gunmen on Friday, was buried on Sunday in his domain amid tears.

Though the first class traditional ruler was killed while on his way to attend the burial of the Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Shehu Abubakar, none of his colleagues from within and outside the state was able to attend his interment, due to unpredictable security situation on the way and around Gwoza town.

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Source: Nigerian Tribune

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