Huge Tragedy as Gunmen Kill Prominent Traditional Ruler in Northern State

Huge Tragedy as Gunmen Kill Prominent Traditional Ruler in Northern State

  • Suspected armed robbers have caused another huge tragedy in Wase local government area of Plateau state
  • The criminals reportedly attacked two traditional rulers in Yola community and killed one of them identified as Mustafa Ibrahim, the Garkuwan Yola
  • The traditional rulers were said to be on their way to a hospital via motorcycle to visit a patient when the gunmen attacked them

Wase LGA, Plateau state - Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked two traditional rulers in Yola community in Wase local government area of Plateau state.

The gunmen killed one of the traditional rulers, Mustafa Ibrahim, the Garkuwan Yola, according to Daily Trust.

Mustafa Ibrahim, Traditional Ruler, Gunmen, Plateau State
Plateau state, currently governed by Simon Lalong, is one of the hotbeds of violence in Nigeria. Photo credit: Government of Plateau State
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Abdullahi Usman, a resident of Wase, who confirmed the incident, said:

“The traditional rulers were on their way on a motorcycle to a hospital near Wase town to visit a patient when the gunmen attacked them."

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He said the body of the slain traditional ruler has since been recovered by the police and handed over to the family.

His words:

"We were at the scene of the incident this morning (Thursday, March 24). The deceased has been buried.
"The other victim, the village head of Yola, Muhammadu Adamu, has returned home, but the criminals went away with the motorcycle.”

It was leant that the incident came a day after suspected bandits attacked Pinau community of same local government area where hundreds of cattle were rustled and houses and food items burnt by bandits.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that some unknown gunmen in Plateau state abducted the district head of Vwang in Jos South local government area, Da Gyang Balak Gut.

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Gut who is the Da Gwom Rwei of Vwang was reportedly accosted by armed men while returning home in Vom, a few metres to the entrance of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).

He was subsequently taken away to an unknown destination and no one had caught wind of who the attackers were and if they would be making demands as has become the practice in recent times.


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