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PDP scribe killed, as gunmen invade Adamawa community

By Umar Yusuf & Dirisu Yakubu

YOLA—Adamawa State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has confirmed the killing of its Publicity Secretary, Sam Zadok, by gunmen in the state.

Zadok, a former Commissioner for Youths and Sports in the state was killed yesterday, along Barre village of Demsa Local Government Area of the state.

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Confirming the reports, Abdullahi Prambe, Secretary of the party, urged security agencies to fish out perpetrators of the act as well curtail the silent killings ongoing in the state.

He said: “We were waiting for him to attend a meeting, only to hear the news of his death. Government should intensify efforts to address silent killings in the state before they escalate to serious problems.”

… more deaths

More than 10 people are feared dead following an attack and counter-attack on Gwamba village on Tuesday by gunmen, according to locals.

According to the source, more than 10 people were injured from the attack, which saw many hoses razed down.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar, while confirming the attack in Gwamba, said a combined team of soldiers and Police Mobile force has been drafted to the scene to trail the assailants.

Othman said one Mbula, a youth, was arrested with AK-47 rifle with 41 rounds of ammunition.

The Police image-maker further explained that six herdsmen were arrested at Garikiji with one locally-made rifle, 25 cartridges, bow and arrows and looted clothes.

PDP reacts

Meanwhile, the leadership of PDP, yesterday, expressed shock over Zadock’s murder.

In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP tasked the security agencies to work tirelessly in unmasking perpetrators of the tragedy.

The party said only a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the killing will suffice in the interim.

 


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