PLATEAU - SENATOR DADUUT, 14 JOURNALISTS ESCAPE DEATH BY WHISKERS FROM ANGRY MOB IN NAMU, PLATEAU STATE ...NUJ VEHICLE, PILOT CAR BURNT.
Senator representing Plateau South, Prof. Nora Ladi Dadu'ut 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 in Quaan 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 the NUJ Plateau State Council burnt and the pilot vehicle belonging to the Senator.
Our correspondent 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 tires, insisting that the Senator must work out the return of the 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 down the situation as the youths remained adamant to their plead.
The senator escaped the mob few hours after troops of the Operation SAFE HAVEN arrived the scene.
In a related development following a review of security breaches in Namu on Thursday ,the Authorities of Quaan Pan Local Government Council of Plateau State, impose a dusk to dawn curfew in Namu town and its environs with immediate effect.
A statement signed by Hon Gideon Godenaan Dashe ,Secretary of Quaan 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.
Citizens are advised to remain law abiding and avoid any action that will cause further breaches ,they further added.
-Golok Nanmwa, Jos.
Political Affairs Int