One dead, three wounded as gunmen attack Taraba APC chieftain

​The Police in Taraba have confirmed the

death of one person in an attack on the

convoy of Alhaji Adamu Mohammed, a

chieftain of the All Progressives Congress

(APC) in Ibi Local Government Area of the


The command’s Public Relations Officer,

David Misal said in an interview with

newsmen in Jalingo on Thursday that the

incident occurred at about 6 p.m. on

Wednesday at Mala village.

He added that three persons, critically injured

in the attack, were on admission at the

Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

The police spokesman gave the names of those

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injured as Abubakar Zaidu, 26, Ibrahim

Abdulkadir 26, and Sahabi Manaja, 34.

He explained that Adamu, a former local

council chairman, was earlier assaulted by

some youths when he visited Dampar ward to

fraternise with APC supporters over


According to him, the situation in Dampar

ward was however contained, but the

politician’s convoy was later attacked by

gunmen when he left Ibi.

Misal said no arrest was made, but assured

that the police had commenced full

investigation to unravel the perpetrators.

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