Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill traditional ruler in Nigeria

Reuters News
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Posted: May 30, 2014 8:27 AM

MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen suspected to be from the Boko Haram Islamist militant group killed a traditional Muslim emir in northeastern Nigeria on Friday in an attack on a car in which three leaders were traveling, the state government said.

"The Emir of Gwoza was killed around 9 a.m. today following a bloody attack by some gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram," Borno state government said in the statement.

Two sources earlier told Reuters the emir had been kidnapped.

(Reporting by Lanre Ola; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Alison Williams)