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Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area, LGA, of Bauchi state, Mr Elisha Tula Gwamis has confirmed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, chairman of Boi Ward in Bogoro LGA was killed in Kuru village along Abuja road on Sunday evening.

This was just as Gwamis stated that he and several other APC supporters escaped being lynched during an attack in that area by angry youths.

Gwamis revealed in an interview with Dailypost that the deceased was killed when the hoodlums attacked their vehicles.

He added that about seven vehicles conveying APC supporters from the party’s national convention in Abuja and heading to Bogoro were also vandalised, with many injured.

“Yes the attack occurred late on Sunday in Kuru village along Abuja road as one was killed and I personally escaped death including others while seven vehicles on our convoy were vandalised by angry mobs,” said Gwamis.

The council chairman stressed that it took the quick intervention of armed security men to rescue the rest of the victims.

“As I am talking to you now, the rescued people have being under armed security cover in Kuru village if not, none of them could have survived the wrath of death when the youths insisted on attacking them. They had to spend the night there, I have mobilised armed security to accompany me to the scene to rescue them,” he said.

Also speaking, the APC women leader in Bogoro and a victim of the attack said in tears that they have been without food nor water to drink for the past 24 hours as they were trapped by the attackers in the bush

“We thank the security for saving our lives even though we are still in the attack scene waiting for further action on how to move us to Bogoro,” she said.

It would be recalled that several people were killed in Plateau environs in renewed clashes between herdsmen and Birom extraction which led to Abuja road users being trapped in the reprisal attacks.

It was gathered that the people of Sayawa in Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro LGAs of Bauchi have threatened reprisal attack if the federal government failed to address the mindless attacks on its citizens in Plateau state.

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  1. Go back to Abuja and tell your stupid APC people the number of innocent people that head men just killed. you say you do not have food and water, what about thousands that have died under APC, do they still have d opportunity to eat and drink? One day you will all give account of d innocent lives.


    The below series of unprovoked attacks by Birom's tribes men on fulanis across Plateau state, incurred the wrath of the herdsmen to take a deadly reprisals attacks across Barikin Ladi LGA of Plateau that resulted to wiping off of 11 Birom's villages across the region.

    1. On the 8th of June Four young Fulani men coming back from Kara Cattle market in Bukuru were shot immediately after Kassa Hill Military check point, less than 2Km from the check point.

    2. Over 300 COWS were rustled between Fan, Dorowa and Jong Villages of Barkin Ladi LGA and Kadunu/Langai villages of Mangu LGA, when Military were sent to rescue and recover the COWS they received strong resistance from the armed Berom COW rustlers with even reports of some security men losing their lives. Up to date they’ve not been recovered.

    3. On 12th of June at around 8pm some Fulani people of Quanpan LGA of plateau State coming back from Bukuru Kara market were shot at Kassa hill before Barikin Ladi LGA secretariat unfortunately one of them lost his life.

    4. On June 13th a minor Jaafar Salihu herding his parents COWs, was killed at Nding Village also around Kassa hill and they removed his head till date the head wasn't recovered, he was buried like that.

    5. Then the last aggression took place on Jun 21st at about 6pm Some Fulani men Bala, Lawal and Ibrahim Kuwait on their way coming back from Kara market in Bukuru were shot, killed and their vehicle was set ablaze at Heipang village to be precise inside the railway round about, pictures attached.

    6. A day after Sallah Jun 16th 2018 at about 14:00 hours some Hausa Boys of Barikin Ladi town driving a Vectra Opel vehicle with reg number JJN 54 CF heading to Mangu LGA narrowly escaped death with minor and major injuries and the car wrecked, as Berom youths launched an attacked on them in front of the Military Check point, what’s their offence? Ans: They are Muslims and the berom youths want to avenge an attack on some villages made by Fulani herders.

    7. On Saturday 23rd Jun 2018 the people of Mangu blocked the highway and said nobody is going to pass until justice is done to one of their men that was killed in a Berom community between Dorowa village and Mangu Hale, until his demise he was a butcher and he went to collect his money from one of his customers he gives meat, he was simply killed because he is Muslim and a herdsman?

    I strongly condemned this barbaric act of endless committing of heinous crimes against humanity, ending the impunity is the only way out, I urge government to live up it expectations by bring to book any evil perpetrators irrespective of tribe or religion affiliations.


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