Adbdoulahi Aliou, the Divisional Officer of the Menchum division (North-West region) was leaving the mosque on Friday October 21 around 6 p.m. when he was attacked by armed men suspected of being secessionist fighters.
Adbdoulahi Aliou, the Divisional Officer of Menchum, a division located in the North West region, escaped an assassination attempt. The administrative authority was leaving the mosque on Friday October 21 around 6 p.m. when He was attacked by armed men suspected of being separatist fighters. This is revealed by several media such as The Voice newspaper.
According to this weekly, two of the gendarmes who form the Divisional Officer’s guard were injured in the assault. Other sources mention four wounded gendarmes and one of the assailants killed. The Divisional Officer was not injured in this attack which occurred while he was returning to his home.
The Division of Menchum is one of the areas where separatist groups are rampant and the Divisional Officer has already distinguished himself on several occasions by measures aimed at curbing their actions and restoring security.
This attack comes a few days after another where armed men set fire to the residence of the mayor of Wum. No casualties were reported.