Senator, Journalists, Others Escape Death In Plateau


The Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Prof. Nora Ladi Dadu’it, some of her aides and 14 journalists Thursday (yesterday) narrowly escaped death as their convoy ran into an angry mob in the Namu community in Quaan Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident, which occurred shortly after the Senator commissioned an ICT Centre/E-Library in the community, left the vehicle of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ), Plateau State Council, and the pilot vehicle of the Senator, burnt.

Eighteen-Eleven Media gathered that what led to the unfortunate incident began early on that day as some unidentified persons reportedly stormed the community and whisked away four members of the community.

Angry youths thereafter blocked roads leading to the community and started burning tires. The Senator and her convoy reportedly ran into this melee. Realising who she was, the youths insisted that the Senator must work out the return of the four persons before she is released.

Aside from the Senator, her aides and journalists, others trapped in the community included the Plateau State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon Musa Gyang and Director General of ICT in Plateau State, Mr David Dasar,

Some traditional rulers who attended the event could not calm down the situation as the youths remained adamant and impervious to their plea

The Senator and her entourage escaped the mob a few hours after troops of the Operation SAFE HAVEN arrived on the scene.

Meanwhile, a review of security breaches in Namu on Thursday has led to the imposition of a dusk to dawn curfew in Namu town and its environs with immediate effect courtesy of the authorities of Quaan Pan Local Government Council.

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

Residents were advised to remain law-abiding and avoid any action that may cause a breakdown of law and order.

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