Plateau Speaker escapes death at religious retreat

The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, John Dabwan, Tuesday, narrowly escaped being killed by gunmen who stormed a Christian retreat in Jos.

The event was disrupted by the gunmen who sought the speaker who was attending the event held at the Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria, CRUDAN, building.

 A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the well armed attackers were searching for the speaker who was whisked to safety by his security details.

The source, who prefers anonymity, said at least nine people sustained injuries as a result of gunshots during the incident.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Nandak Chingle, in a statement to journalists in Jos, Wednesday, revealed that some persons were injured in the incident, and some personal effects of members of the congregation were stolen.

“Some people were injured during the attack where the robbers carted away several personal effects belonging to individuals at the locations,” he said,

Officials of the Special Task-force, STF, on Jos crisis conveyed the injured persons to a hospital.

No arrests have been made at press time.

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