Commissioner of Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap
By Seriki Adinoyi
A Shocking find of five fresh human heads has been made in the residence of former Special Adviser to the immediate past Chairman of Mangu local government area of Plateau State, Alhaji Saleh Abershi, who is also a representative of the Fulani in Mangun ward.
Different versions of the story have it that Abershi was a Boko Haram accomplice who tip off was given on before he was swooped on by security agents while another version has it that an arrest of a Boko Haram suspect who allegedly mentioned his name led to special agents from Abuja storming his residence where the human heads were found.
It was gathered that following a security tip off, over five hilux vans conveyed security men all the way from Abuja to raid his residence. Saleh was subsequently arrested and whisked to Abuja.
Another version said it was in the process of interrogating a Boko Haram sect suspect in Abuja that Saleh was mentioned as an accomplice leading to the deployment of the security personnel for his arrest.
Confirming the incident, the current Chairman of Mangu local government, Isah Shikben described the incident as revealing, urging residents to remain calm and allow security operatives do their jobs.
Meanwhile, Plateau State Government has condemned the recent resurgence of violent attacks in some parts of the state “just when the state had been enjoying steady peace for some time”, describing it as unprovoked, and deliberately aimed at plunging the State into larger and perpetual theatre of conflict.
In a statement by the Commissioner of Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, the state said the recent attacks have resulted in the loss of many lives especially, and caused pain among the people.
The statement added that “the latest attacks in some parts of Jos South, Barkin Ladi and Wase Local Government Areas appear deliberately aimed at plunging the State into larger and perpetual theatre of conflict.”
The state however said it is in consultation with security agencies to adopt various measures to stop it from spreading.
“Government has also directed Local Government Management Committee Chairmen of the affected areas to adopt specific pro-active measures to douse tension and maintain the peace of the areas.