Tragedy as Suspected Kidnappers Kill Plateau PDP Chieftain, Woman

Tragedy as Suspected Kidnappers Kill Plateau PDP Chieftain, Woman

  • Suspected kidnappers have plunged Jos East local government area of Plateau state into panic and grief
  • This is as a councillorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and another lady were killed on Thursday, June 24
  • Istifanus Gyang, senator representing Plateau north confirmed the killing in a statement by his media aide

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Plateau state - Fear has gripped the people of Fobur District, Jos East local government area of Plateau state following the murder of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate vying for councillor.

The PDP chieftain and another lady were said to have been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who invaded the community on Thursday night, June 24, The Punch reports.

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A PDP chieftain along with another woman were killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Plateau state. Photo credi: Nigeria Police Force
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The killing was confirmed on Friday, June 25, by the senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media on Protocol, Musa Ashoms.

While commiserating with the families of the deceased, the senator decried the spate of killings that his constituents continue to suffer.

Ubah Ogaba, the state police public relations officer in the state, while confirming the incident revealed that one person who was abducted was rescued by the police.

Ogaba said two hunters lost their lives in the process of rescuing the abducted victim.

Unknown gunmen kidnap owner, six others

Earlier, reported that unknown gunmen stormed a hotel and abducted the owner and about six guests at Tunga Maje village, near Zuba, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

According to the report, two of the guests' names were given as Hon. Friday Sani Makama and Prince Frederick Adejoh while others were yet to be identified.

They were said to have been taken away in a commando-style from the Hilltop Hotel, where they lodged in the early hours of Thursday, June 24.

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Armed bandits strike again, kidnap 33 people

Meanwhile, bandits have kidnapped 33 people from the Kachia local government area of Kaduna state. The incident occurred late at night on Wednesday, June 23, when the hoodlums invaded the Kachia metropolis.

The incident was confirmed by the district head of Kachia ward, Idris Suleiman. He said the bandits in their large numbers attacked the community at about 9 pm and started shooting sporadically.


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