Spokesperson of the party in the state, Mr Aaron Artimas, who confirmed the incident said the victim served as a party agent in his home town of Kambari and was on his way from the village with three other party supporters when they were waylaid and shot by the gunmen suspected to be political thugs.
According to Artimas, “Kambari went to his home town of Kambari where he served as a party agent and was on his way back to Karim, the local government headquarters where they would proceed to Jalingo with the election results when they were waylaid and killed by the gunmen.
Mallam Isah Muhammed Kambari, the Personal assistant to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba state, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, and three other persons were shot dead by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday.
Mallam Kambari was killed in his way to join the INEC team that were taking the election results from Karim Lamido local government area of the state to the state capital on Sunday.
“We have filed the report with the police and so far nothing has come out of it yet. I think this time, the police would be able to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book. ” Mr Aaron said.
“You recall that our candidate was attacked last month and almost killed in Wukari and as we speak, no single arrest has been made, to the best of our knowledge,” he added.
The APC Publicity Secretary said these cowardly acts of aggression must be checked to avoiding a breakdown of law and order in the state.
Reacting, the spokesperson of the PDP, Mr Inuwa Bavaria described the deaths of the four persons as most unfortunate but said the PDP had nothing to do with it.
“The election in Karim Lamido local government area and indeed the entire state was very peaceful and there was no incident of recorded violence. It is sad that people were killed after the election on their way to escort the results to Jalingo,” he said.
Bakari explained that it is wrong to attribute this to any political party, pointing out the route they followed on motor cycles is known to be a very dangerous route with a lot of security challenges.
“With or without election, we understand that one of the persons is the PA to the APC candidate but that is not enough reason to conclude that it has anything to do with politics,” he noted.