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Jang’s Media Aide Survives Assassination Attempt

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

In what look like an action movies, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, Mr. Ayuba Pam, survived an assassination attempt on his life over the weekend.

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

African Examiner gathered from a source that armed men in a Military Hilux stormed and barricades the resident of the Governor’s aide at Dandyes-Chugwi in Vwang District of Jos South Local Government Area of the State.

It was also gathered that Mr. Pam, was in a meeting with elders of his Church at his residence when the gunmen stormed the village at about 8:30pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

The suspected assassins who were in eight Hilux Vans and two Vectra-Cars took strategic position across the fence of the house while others made attempt to force themselves into the compound even as the main gate was said to have been under lock and key at the time of their strange visit.

Residents of the community who were preparing to go to bed, were terrified as the incident was the first of its kind in the area, particularly that the suspects were said to be well kitted in Military uniforms, Hilux Vans and there has never been military check points in the community in the last three years.

When African Examiner’s correspondent visited the resident on Sunday people were trooping into sympathize with the governor’s aide.

Also noticed were heavy stones laid on the road leading to the house and it was alleged that youth in the community used the stones to block the road to prevent strange people coming to the street after the incident.

Narrating his ordeal, the Special Adviser, Ayuba Pam, said he was in a meeting with Church elders in his resident at about 8:30pam when children ran into the venue, that there are military men in Hilux van outside the compound and that they have blocked the road with the cars.

He said when he look through the window, he sighted military Hilux with armed men taking strategic position in the compound and that it took him time to control people within the house, while watching what was going on.

When asked if there have been any threats to his life, he said, “I have received several threat messages and warning from unknown people, in fact, the visit was an unusual event to me and it is very strange, particularly now that we have not had Special Task Forces (STF) in Vwang Community in the last three years because they have nothing to do here and I wonder what might have brought the people to my house in military Hilux.”

Apam however said he contacted STF Sector Commander in charge of Jos South to know if there was deployment of military men to his area but he denied such operation in the community.



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