Gunmen kill Taraba monarch inside palace


Gunmen have killed the traditional ruler of Sansani town in Gassol Local Government area of Taraba State, Abdulmutalib Jankada.

Report said that the monarch was shot dead by gunmen inside his palace on Thursday night.

The assailants, who rode into Sansani town on motorcycles, sneaked into the palace, went straight to a room where Jankada was sitting, and shot him dead.

A resident of Sansani, Musa Sansani, on Friday, said they heard gunshots but did not know the shots were from the palace.

“The late chief told us yesterday that he was traveling to Ibbi for Nwonyo fishing festival, which is taking place on Friday and Saturday.

“We never knew the Chief did not travel yesterday evening, so when we heard the gunshots, we did not suspect it was inside the palace,” the resident told DailyTrust.

The late monarch is set to be buried after Friday prayers, according to Islamic rites.

Jankada was abducted along Jalingo-Wukari road two years ago and ransom was paid before his release.

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