Unidentified Persons Attack, Injure, Former Governor Matawalle’s Censorship Board Chairman, Children  In Jos


By; ISAAC ODEH, Kaduna 

Some yet-to-be identified persons on Friday  morning, attacked and wounded an ardent supporter of former governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Muhammad, Matawallen Maradun, Sani Nasiru Makari, alongside   his two children in Jos, Plateau State.

Sani Nasiru Makari was the chairman, Zamfara State Censorship Board during the immediate past administration of Governor Matawalle.

The incident which occurred in the early hours of Friday in Makari’s residence in Jos, left the victims seriously wounded.

According to an eye witnesses, Sani was shot at with a gun by one of the attackers, but the bullet missed its target, and bruised one of his sons in the head.

According to the witnesses, one of Sani’s daughters was also stabbed with a sharp knife by one of the attackers when she held him crying and shouting at him to leave her father alone.

“When he was unable to shoot his victim, the attacker then used a sharp knife to stab him”.

One of the eye-witnesses said the attackers came to the residence of the victim in a black Mercedes Benz; broke the gate and forced themselves into the house and started shooting indiscriminately.

The victims’, Sani Makari and his two children are currently in a nearby health facility receiving treatment. 

This is the second time the victim would be attacked by unidentified gunmen.

Sani Makari was alleged to have recently engaged in social media criticism of the present administration of Governor Dauda Lawal.


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