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  • News - North Central - Plateau
  • Updated: January 03, 2024

Plateau: Gunmen kill Bokkos Imam, okada rider in fresh attack

Plateau: Gunmen kill Bokkos Imam, okada rider in fresh attac

Barely one week after the horrible attack on communities of Plateau State, the Chief Imam of Ndun village Jumu'at Mosque in Bokkos has been killed in a fresh attack.

The deceased identified as Malam Muhammad Sani Idris was killed alongside a motorcycle rider also identified as Muhammad Gambo in the same Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, Garba Abdullahi, the Chairman of a Fulani sociocultural group, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN) said the Chief Imam's brother, Salisu Muhammad Sani Idris escaped with injuries from the attack.

Abdullahi who spoke to Daily Trust explained that the incident which occured on Monday left Idris with machete wounds.

He added that Idris was currently receiving medical attention at the Ding Hospital in Bokkos town, adding that security agencies have already been contacted for immediate response. 

He said: “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.

“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."

Meanwhile the Plateau State Police Command nor its sister-security agency, the Operation Safe Haven was yet to release a statement on the incident.

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