By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Armed robbers invaded the palace of the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Farouk Bahago, on the evening of Tuesday, 4 July, 2023 shooting two guards, Daily Trust reports.
It was gathered that one of the staff of the palace who was sent to the bank to get some cash was trailed by the gunmen who drove in a private car.
The news medium gathered that the Emir was in the palace while gunmen shot sporadically to scare people away before they made away with undisclosed amount of cash belonging to the Minna Emirate.
Two of the injured palace guards were reportedly taken to Minna General Hospital for medical attention.
An eye witness who did not want his name mentioned told the medium that the criminals overpowered the vigilantes in the palace after a gun duel.
As at the time of filing this report, the state police command is yet to comment on the development.