Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State was spared grief on Tuesday when his father, Alhaji Ramalan Yero and other top government officials from the state were attacked by daring armed robbers along Abuja- Kaduna road.
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.
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 and dispossessed of phones and other valuables.
However, a member of the delegation, Most Reverend (Dr) Dodo who 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, has since been discharged from the hospital.