Chief Imam and Okada rider killed in recent Plateau attack

In a recent assault in Bakkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, a chief imam named Sani Idris and an Okada rider, Muhammad Gambo, were reportedly murdered.

This tragic event unfolded just a week after a devastating series of attacks claimed over 150 lives across 23 communities within the same LGA.

Garba Abdullahi, the chairman of the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN), confirmed the incident, revealing that the chief imam, who served at the Jumma’at Mosque in Ndun village, Tangur District, Bokkos Local Government Area, fell victim to the attackers.


According to Abdullahi, the chief imam and his younger brother had ventured to the community on Monday to retrieve belongings left behind during the recent attacks, where houses belonging to GAFDAN members were set ablaze.

Unexpectedly, they were ambushed, resulting in the tragic death of the imam. Fortunately, his younger brother survived the attack but sustained machete wounds.

This distressing occurrence adds to the escalating violence in the region, as just on Christmas Eve, gunmen unleashed havoc in Bakkos LGA, claiming the lives of hundreds of villagers.

The public response to these incidents has been marked by widespread outrage, with many expressing concern over the government’s perceived failure to safeguard the lives of its citizens.

It’s noteworthy that despite the Nigeria Police Force’s initiation of a special operation, these attacks persist, raising questions about the effectiveness of current security measures in the area.

The continuous spate of violence underscores the urgent need for comprehensive and sustained efforts to address the root causes and enhance security in the region.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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