Chief Imam, Okada rider killed in fresh Plateau attack

Chief Imam and Okada knight killed in new attack on Plateau

Two people have been killed in a fresh attack in Plateau State.

The Chief Imam of Jumma'at Mosque of Ndun village in Tangur District in Bokkos Local Government Area of ​​Plateau State, Malam Muhammad Sani Idris, as well as an okada rider, Muhammad Gambo, were killed in the attack.

Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN) Chairman Garba Abdullahi confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Wednesday, January 3. He added that a younger brother of the murdered imam, Salisu Muhammad Sani Idris, was injured during the attack and was receiving treatment at Dung Hospital in Bokkos town.

The President said the incident has been reported to security agencies in Bokkos for immediate action.

The latest attack comes a week after about 23 villages in Bokkos LGA were attacked, where more than 150 people were killed.

Narrating how the incident occurred, the GAFDAN president said: “The Chief Imam and his youngest son were attacked on Monday (January 1), after arriving in the community to collect some of their belongings left behind by the recent attacks where Our members' homes were burned.

“So they went there to see if they could get some of their goods, but suddenly they were attacked. The bandits killed the imam, while his younger brother survived his machete injuries.

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


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