BREAKING: Chief Imam, Okada Rider Killed In Fresh Plateau Attack


Fresh violence in Ndun village of Tangur District, Bakkos Local Government Area of Plateau State has led to the death of Mallam the chief imam, Muhammad Sani Idris, and an motorcyclist, Muhammad Gambo.

Garba Abdullahi, the chairman of the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN), confirmed the unfortunate incident to journalists on Wednesday, January 3.

Abdullahi disclosed that Salisu Muhammad Sani Idris, younger brother of the deceased Imam, sustained injuries during the attack and was undergoing treatment at Dung Hospital located in Bokkos town.

He noted that the incident had been reported to the security agencies in Bokkos for immediate action.

“The chief Imam and his younger were attacked on Monday, after arriving at the community to collect some of their belongings left from the recent attacks where houses of our members were burned down,” he said.

“So, they went there to see if they could pick some of their property but suddenly were attacked. The hoodlums killed the imam while his younger brother survived machete wounds.

“The second deceased, Muhammed Gambo, an okada rider and our member, was killed on Monday around Bokkos Market while bringing a passenger to the area. We have reported the two incidents to the Police and Operation Safe Have in Bokkos,” the chairman added.

The latest killings of the two herders came barely a week after about 23 villages of Bokkos LGA were attacked where more than 150 people were killed.

In recent times, attacks and counterattacks have become commonplace in the state, especially between herders and farming communities.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *