Gunmen kill community leader in Plateau


By Golok Nanmwa, Jos

Gunmen suspected to be Criminals late Saturday night killed the Ardo of Panyam in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Alhaji Adamu Idris Gabdo.

Our correspondent gathered that Late Ardo was shot in Panyam by yet to be identified gunmen.

The Transition Implementation Committee Chairman of Mangu Local Government Area of the state, Hon. Markus Artu in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos condemned in totality the killing of the Ardo of Panyam.

The Council boss described the killing as barbaric and an act of criminality by enemies of Plateau who are against the peace being enjoyed in the State.

Hon. Artu, while condemning the act, assured the people of Mangu, that the security operatives are on the trail of the perpetrators of the evil act and will soon be arrested and made to face the wrath of the law.

The Mangu Council Chairman who on behalf of the entire Mangu Council authority distanced itself from the incident said the People of Mangu had since resolved to live in peace with each other, irrespective of tribe or religion and would not allow anyone to come between them.

He described the incident as a deliberate act by hoodlums who are bent on throwing the council area into another round of Chaos at a time when relative peace has been achieved and the people are returning back to their ancestral homes due to so many efforts made by the State Government under the leadership of State Governor Barr Caleb Mutfwang.

While appealing for calm amongst residents of the council area, Hon. Artu called on citizens to go about their lawful activity and caution them against taking the laws into their hands as the Government is doing everything possible to sustain the Peace already being enjoyed in the state.