Palace chief dies af­ter farm at­tack

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Res­i­dents of Zuba Chief­dom were yes­ter­day thrown in to mourn­ing over the death of their palace chief, Al­haji Nuhu Zuba (Maji Dadin Zuba), a week af­ter some sus­pected gun­men al­legedly at­tacked him on his farm.

The Agora of Zuba, Al­haji Mo­hammed Bello Umar, who spoke with our re­porter im­me­di­ately af­ter the de­ceased was buried at the Mus­lim ceme­tery, Zuba, said the late palace chief died at about 8:30a.m.last Fri­day at the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal, Gwag­wal­ada.

He said the de­ceased, who was 64, was re­turn­ing from Tun­gan Maje to Zuba, when he sighted smoke bil­low­ing at his farm and de­cided to go back and check.

He said on ar­rival at the farm the de­ceased saw 14 peo­ple rear­ing cat­tle in his maize farm.

He said when the de­ceased queried the herders for de­stroy­ing his maize, they at­tacked him with their sticks and aban­doned him in a comma.

“Shortly af­ter, a Fu­lani man phoned that my palace chief was dead that I should send some­one to come and pick his corpse. But luck­ily, he was still breath­ing, and I di­rected that they rush him to the Univer­sity of Abuja Teach­ing Hos­pi­tal at Gwag­wal­ada. He gave up this morn­ing,” he said.

The Agora con­demned the at­tack, saying de­spite the fact that he had al­ways sum­moned se­cu­rity meet­ings at his palace, some herders still went ahead and at­tacked his palace chief.

He prayed for the re­pose of the soul of the de­ceased and urged the fam­ily mem­bers to take heart.

When con­tacted, the Zuba Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, CSP Eze Nwanken­eme said he was not aware of the in­ci­dent.

He said no­body re­ported such case at the sta­tion.

The de­ceased Al­haji Nuhu Zuba (Maji-Dadi Zuba)

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