A Chieftain of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Josiah Waziri, has been murdered by unknown assassins last night in Plateau state.

He was the chairman of ADP in Jos East area of the state.

The murder was committed on Thursday night by gunmen who riddled the deceased’s body with bullets. Fursom was killed at about 9 p.m. in his village, Bayan Dutse-Fursom, Jos Local Government Area.

The deceased’s body was said to have been riddled with 16 bullets of the assassins.

The Plateau state chairman, ADP, Nanyah Daman called on security operatives to arrest those behind the killing.

“We will not accept anything short of arresting those behind the killing of our quiet and unassuming LGA chairman. We demand for fortified security protection to all ADP leaders in the country as the APC (All Progressive Congress) sees us as a threat.”

He also spoke on rising insecurity in the state in recent months.

“It is unfortunate that while the APC government describes itself as restoring peace in the Plateau, we are witnessing political assassinations and killing of farmers by Fulani herdsmen in the land.”

ADP is among the five newly registered parties in the state expected to participate in the forthcoming local government elections slated for February 17, 2018.

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