APC Convention: Bauchi APC Chairman Killed, Other Delegates Escape Death In Plateau Attacks
Some delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returning from the party’s national convention were caught in the crossfire in Sunday’s fresh attacks on some communities in Plateau State.
The party’s chairman in Boi Ward in Bogoro LGA of Bauchi State was killed when the vehicles conveying him and other delegates back from Abuja were attacked
Several other delegates escaped being lynched during the attack, which occurred at Kuru village along Abuja road.
Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area, LGA, of Bauchi State, Elisha Tula, who also escaped death said about seven vehicles conveying APC supporters from the party’s national convention in Abuja and heading to Bogoro were 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 been 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 they have been without food and water to drink for the past 24 hours as they were trapped by the attackers in 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 fails to address the mindless attacks on its citizens in Plateau State.
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