PDP Councillorship candidate, one other killed in Plateau state

Unknown Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two young men in Fobur district in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A councillorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming local government election in the state and one other were shot dead by the kidnappers who invaded the community in the early hours of Friday, June 25.

A source said, the two young men put up a resistance when they were being dragged away and the kidnappers shot at them and fled when it was discovered that they both died on the spot.

The Senator representing Plateau North, Senator Istifanus Gyang, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashom, decried the spate of killings.

“Senator I.D. Gyang of Plateau North is enraged by the report of the killing of two youths of Fobur District, Jos East Local Government by kidnappers. One of the victims was a councillorship candidate of the PDP in the forthcoming local government elections in Plateau State,” the statement read.

“The senator decries the spate of killings that his constituents continue to suffer. Just last week, 12 persons were killed at Kuru in Jos South local government by terrorists. These ugly occurrences place demands on the security agencies who have the duty to secure citizens to reinforce the fight against crime and criminality in the state.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, said;

“On 24/06/2021, at about 2230hrs, the command received a report that one Anap Ajiji Gwom ‘f’ of Resek Village in Jos East LGA was abducted. On the receipt of the report, a combined team of policemen, Operation Safe Haven, vigilante and hunters were immediately deployed to rescue the victim,”

“The rescue team, on sighting the abductors, engaged them in a gun battle. Unfortunately, two hunters lost their lives in the process, while the abductors fled with various degrees of bullet wounds. The abductee was released unhurt and has been reunited with her family. An investigation is ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of that act and bring them to book. Useful information to aid our investigation will be welcomed.” he added

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