Daredevil gunmen have attacked the convoy of Musa Agah Avia, a lawmaker representing Jos North-Bassa Federal Constituency. Avia was returning home with his aides after a tour when the assailants launched their attack along Twin Hill Miango, in the Bassa local government area of Plateau.
One of the lawmaker’s aides, Moses Maly, who was in the same vehicle with him at the time of the attack told journalists that Avia’s wife and children were also together but all escaped, although the car was damaged by bullets. Moreover, the aide revealed that a chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at ward level and a women leader, who were on a motorcycle ahead of the convoy were killed by the armed criminals.
The incident was also confirmed on Facebook in a statement signed by Avia’s media directorate. The statement read: “The member representing Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency, Hon. Musa Agah Avia survived ambush by suspected Fulani herdsmen this night along Twin Hill, Miango Road.”The member was returning from Jebbu Bassa after a successful Thank You Tour across the 4 wards of Rukuba Chiefdom. The member was with his wife, two children, Personal Assistant and a driver. However, the car was battered and shattered with gunshot bullets.