The father of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ramalan Yero and other top government officials from the state were attacked by armed robbers on Abuja- Kaduna road on Tuesday.
Reports said Alhaji Yero was part of a delegation from the state that paid a solidarity visit to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Monday while the incident happened on their way back to Kaduna.
Journalists were told that other members of the delegation included the Secretary to Kaduna State Government (SSG), Alhaji Hamza Ishaq Danmahawayi; chairman of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) in Kaduna State, Alhaji Jafaru Makarfi, chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Catholic Bishop of Zaria Diocese, Most Reverend (Dr) George Dodo.
They were robbed of their money, phones and other belongings. However, a member of the delegation, Most Reverend (Dr) Dodo was injured and treated at a hospital in Kaduna for injuries he sustained when he was attacked with a sharp knife by one of the armed robbers. A source said Bishop Dodo had since been discharged from the hospital.