The national body of Boi Progressive Association (BPA) in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State has debunked reports making the rounds that the corpse of Ardo Gabdo, the Fulani leader of Panyam in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, killed by unknown gunmen, was discovered in its community.
National President of BPA, Philemon Kichime, in a statement, described the report as misleading while demanding an immediate retraction of the false information presented to the media by unknown sources.
In his words “We would like to address a recent publication regarding the discovery of the remains of Ardo Adamu Idris Gabdo, the Fulani leader of Panyam in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“We strongly condemn this report in its entirety. Similar reports circulating on social media are also condemned.
“We express our utmost shock, condemnation, and complete rejection of these malicious and ill-intentioned reports from both conventional media and social platforms. We consider these reports to be disruptive and an attempt to sow discord among the peace-loving Ayaa people, who have maintained a harmonious relationship with their neighbours for decades.
“Throughout the years, we have nurtured positive relationships with all our neighbours and provided a welcoming environment for non-Ayaa residents who have chosen to live among us. Many of these individuals have peacefully coexisted and carried out daily activities without fear. It is perplexing that someone would deliberately distort the narrative for unknown motives.
“We encourage the media to seek accurate information and urge security agencies to thoroughly investigate this matter before disseminating unverified news.
“It is implausible that a member of the Ayaa community would travel a considerable distance into Plateau State to commit such an act and then transport the remains back home. Such actions are entirely alien to our community.”