Umar Ibrahim, a Fulani leader who went missing on Wednesday, November 27, has been found dead in an abandoned well in the Jokom community of Mangu town in the Mangu local government area (LGA) in Plateau state.

Before his death, the deceased was the Ciroma of Kumbun district of Mangu LGA of the state.

Captain Oya James, spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, a security group tasked with upholding the state’s peace, confirmed the incident.

The deceased man left a hospital to fetch food for his ailing wife, who was admitted, according to the head of the organization, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN).


Garba Abdullahi, state chairman of the group, explained how the body of their leader was recovered.

The chairman said: “He visited his wife at the sickbay in Mangu. Around 6 pm on Wednesday, he went out to buy food for her but couldn’t 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 the 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 security to do fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book.”

The murder is yet another setback in the security authorities’ ongoing attempts to bring calm back to Mangu.




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