The Special Task force, STF operation safe Haven, saddled with the responsibility of maintaining law and order in Plateau state says Sunday’s attack which claimed the lives of Senator Gyang Dantong and Honable Gyang Fulani was not an attack during any burial but but a sporadic shooting on the hills of the surrounding village.
The STF also denied that its troop ran away on hearing gun shots but that one of task force personnel was on ground to assess the situation claiming that the personnel were not under any effective fire.
In a press conference this evening at the STF headquarters in Jos, the taskforce media and information officer, Captain Salisu Mustapha said, the Late senator was alive and conscious when he was rushed by the STF in their Patrol van to the Barkin Ladi hospital.
The task force is also claiming that the senator did not die at the scene of the incident.
Simon Mwadkom, representing Riyom/Barkin-Ladi federal constituency who survived Sunday’s attack accused soldiers deployed to the scene of the incident of doing little or nothing to protect them from the attacks and alleged that the soldiers ran away when the gun fire by the suspected Fulani marauders became intense.