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LG chairman murdered 48 hours after being sworn-in

14 December 2015, 11:55

Jos - The newly appointed Transition Committee Chairman of Jos East local government Area of Plateau State, Hosea Azi, has been murdered, reports Punch.

Azi was sworn-in last Thursday to replace the former chairman, Agwom Daura, who was appointed along with 16 others in July. 

Azi was kidnapped on Friday night at Miango Road, in Kufang, in Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

Also read: Kidnapped PDP chieftain’s wife killed

His abductors were said to be taking him to their hideout when they were involved in an accident at Garaku along Keffi –Abuja Road.

Azi was said to have engaged the kidnappers in a fight before the accident happened.

The number of casualties has not been ascertained, but it was gathered that some of the suspected kidnappers also died while those who sustained injuries were being treated at an unknown hospital.

Read more at Punch.

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