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
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.