The Emir of Gwoza, Idrissa Timta has died after an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists enroute Gombe on Friday.
Timta was waylaid in Shafa, along with the emir of Uba, Ali Ibn Ismaila Mamza while on their way to Gombe today for the burial rites of the Emir of Gombe, Shehu Abubakar.
Abubakar died on Tuesday evening at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer.
Reliable sources confirmed that the Emir of Gwoza is dead, saying he may have died from a heart attack as there were no gun wounds on his retrieved body.
The Emir of Uba escaped the ambush while many of the people in their entourage have been reportedly abducted by the attackers.
It was gathered that most of the vehicles in the convoy were set ablaze.