The corpse of a missing Fulani leader, Umar Ibrahim, who got missing on Wednesday, has been found in an abandoned well at Jokom community in Mangu town of Mangu local government area (LGA) of Plateau state.
Prior to his death, the deceased was the Ciroma of Kumbun district of Mangu LGA of the state.
Spokesperson of the Operation Safe Haven, a security taskforce, maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James, confirmed the incident.
According to the leadership of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of the group, (GAFDAN), the deceased had gone missing when he left a hospital on Wednesday to buy food for his sick wife who was on admission in a hospital.
Garba Abdullahi, state chairman of the group, explained how the body of their leader was recovered.
“He visited his wife at the sickbay in Mangu. Around 6pm of Wednesday, he went out to buy food for her but couldn’t not return. After searching for four days , the body was found in an abandoned Well close to the hospital. The corpse was recovered together with soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven who have been maintaining peace in area.”
“We are calling on all our members to remain calm and never take laws into their hands. We should continue to be law abiding. The security agencies are doing their best. We are calling on the security to do fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book,” the chairman said.
The killing is yet another set back to the continued efforts by the security agencies to restore peace in Mangu.