The Zamfara Council of Chiefs has called on all Nigerians to pray for the safe return of the abducted Emir of Bukkuyum Emirate Council, Alhaji Muhammad Usman.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the emir was abducted by unknown gunmen at his palace in Bukkuyum on Friday at about 8.55pm.
The Chairman of the council and Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, made the call on Tuesday in Anka in an interview with journalists.
Ahmad said there was the need for the general public to continue to seek Allah’s intervention for the emir’s safe return.
The emir described the incident as “unfortunate”, adding: “We never experienced things like this, especially here in northern Nigeria.”
Ahmad, however, called on family members of the emir, people of the emirate and the general public to remain calm as the state government was working with security agencies to ensure the safe return of the emir.
NAN reports that the people of Bukkuyum Emirate had embarked on special prayers in mosques and Islamic schools over the incident.