Unidentified gunmen Wednesday night shot dead the Chief Imam of Bachi in Riyom Local Government Area, LGA, of Plateau State, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar. He was popular in mobilising for attendance of peace meetings between the Berom and Fulani in Riyom and other parts of the state.
The Riyom Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Mato Ibrahim, told Daily Trust Saturday that the late Abubakar was an astute bridge-builder and respected community leader. He said the attackers forced their way into his home and shot him dead around 10 pm.
Operation Safe Haven Media and Information Officer, Major Adam Umar, said the incident was reported by the MACBAN chairman in Riyom. He added that the task force is working in conjunction with the police to investigate.