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Emir Of Gwoza Killed In Boko Haram Ambush

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 30, (THEWILL) â€' The Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idrissa Timta has been feared killed while the Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ismaila Manza, escaped with injuries after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed their convoy on Friday morning as they were travelling to Gombe to attend the funeral of the late Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubabakar, who died in a London hospital a few days ago.

The traditional rulers were travelling in the same vehicle when insurgents attacked with rapid gunfire, according to sources in Borno State.

Soldiers in the area engaged the Boko Haram insurgents in a gun battle and later found the two emirs in the bush though the Emir of Gwoza reportedly did not survive the attack.

There has been no formal confirmation of the death of the Emir of Gwoza by the Government of Borno State as at the time of filing this report.