Plateau: Senator Daduut,14 Journalists escape death by whiskers from angry mob

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Senator Representing Plateau South, Prof. Nora Ladi Daduut and 14 Journalists as well as some of her aides on Thursday escaped death by whiskers, when their convoy ran into an angry mob in Namu Community, Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident occurred shortly after the Senator commissioned an ICT Centre/E- Library in the community, leaving the vehicle of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau State council burnt and the pilot vehicle belonging to the Senator. 9News Nigeria reports that some people had stormed the community on thursday afternoon and whisked away four members of the community.

The angry youths blocked the convoy of the Senator and started burning tyres, insisting that the Senator must work out the return of four persons before she is released.

It was observed that those trapped in the community including the commissioner for science and technology, Hon. Musa Gyang, and Director General of ICT Plateau State, Mr David Dasar, and some aides of the Senator.

Some traditional rulers who attended the event could not calm the situation as the youths remained adamant to their plead. The Senator escaped the mob few hours after troops of Operation Safe Haven arrived the scene.

In a related development, following a review of the security breaches in Namu on thursday, the authorities of Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, Impose a dusk to dawn curfew in Namu town and it’s environs with immediate effect.

A statement signed by Hon. Gideon Godenaan Dashe, Secretary of Qua’an Pan Local Government Council of Plateau State said that citizens of the area are expected to remain indoors, until further notice while security operatives have been mandated to take charge of the town.

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Citizens are advised to remain law abiding and avoid any action(s) that will cause further breaches, they furher added.

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