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Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed Escapes Death As Assailants Shoot Into Peace Council Meeting


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The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed,  was nearly killed as gunmen shoot into a meeting he was among in Saboba of the Northern region.

As a result of the incident, a senior officer of the National Identification Authority has reportedly been killed.

Reports indicate the incident occurred on Thursday, October 8, 2020, when a quasi-peace committee, that works under the Peace Council met to resolve a chieftaincy dispute between two Komkomba factions.

Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, who confirmed the incident, said the attack is linked to the long-standing Sanguli chieftaincy dispute.



Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed Escapes Death As Assailants Shoot Into Peace Council Meeting
Northern Regional Minister Salifu Saeed Escapes Death As Assailants Shoot Into Peace Council Meeting

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Information gathered suggested that the suspects opened fire at a school where the meeting was being held, shooting the deceased, who died on the spot, multiple times.

Joy News’ regional correspondent, Illiasu Tanko, reports that the Chairman of the peace delegation in an interview disclosed he was the target of the gunmen.

However, Mr Saeed has assured security has been beefed up in the community to restore calm.

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