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Photos: Son of Police Commissioner in charge of SARS among travellers killed in reprisal attack after massacre in Plateau

Photos: Son of Police Commissioner in charge of SARS among travellers killed in reprisal attack after massacre in Plateau

Zayyan Gwandu, son of Halilu Gwandu Abubakar  the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery, was killed by Birnin youths in reprisal attack over the killings of 80 Christians by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Barkin Ladi local government Area of Plateau State yesterday June 24th.

Popular twitter user, Gimba Kakanda, who shared the sad news of Zaddyan's death, said he and a friend were travelling to Abuja from Jos when they were stopped and killed after he confirmed he was from a certain religion affiliated to those suspected to be behind the massacre.
''I’m devastated to learn about the killing of Zayyan Gwandu in the Plateau clash. He’s one of the travellers stopped and killed for sharing a religion or ethnicity with Fulani herdsmen. Killing fellow human beings for the wrong of people they don’t even know is savagery. Wow. RIP.”
Also on his Facebook page, Kakanda wrote
''Citizens getting stopped and killed for sharing an ethnicity, religion or culture with criminals they don’t even know? Is this the overflowing anarchy we call a country? Of course I know what we have done wrong, Nigeria. Millions of things. We are here because we have been pretending that we don’t notice these killings and destructions until the victims begin to seek an illusion of justice in the wrong place.”
Sahara Reporters was also able to confirm the death of the young man.
“Yes, it is true that the CP’s son is no more,” a source very close to the Gwandu family told SaharaReporters, before asking to say no more as “this is a trying time for the CP’s family”.
Zayyan’s death marks an elongation of a very difficult period of time, personally and professionally, for CP Gwandu.
The SARS, which he oversees, has recently come under public scrutiny on account of the high-handedness and criminal activities of its officials. Following the relentlessness of the anti-SARS campaign, Gwandu was forced to announce a repositioning of the squad.
Photos: Son of Police Commissioner in charge of SARS among travellers killed in reprisal attack after massacre in Plateau
Photos: Son of Police Commissioner in charge of SARS among travellers killed in reprisal attack after massacre in Plateau

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