Gunmen attack Plateau communities, kill 14


About 14 persons have been killed by gunmen in two separate attacks on communities in Plateau State.

Residents of the communities said the attacks occurred on Sunday night at about 9 PM while the people were asleep.

According to reports, 12 people were killed in Sabon Layi village of Kuru community in Jos South Local Government Area and two others in Zogu village of Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

The lawmaker representing Jos South Local Government Area in the state House of Assembly, Mr Fom Gwattson, confirmed the killing of the 12 persons in Kuru community.

He said: “Some gunmen last night attacked my constituency and killed 12 in Sabon Layi community. I have just been informed of the development and this is completely unacceptable.”

Confirming the second attack, the National President of Irigwe Development Association, Mr Ezekiel Bini, said two were killed at Zogu village, while several others were injured during the attack by gunmen on the community.

Bini added that the injured have been rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital and other hospitals in the area.

He said: “Two persons died during the attack last night, apart from the others that were injured. It’s unfortunate that we have continued to bury our people on every attack by gunmen without anything being done to stop the killings by the authorities.”

Bibi said the killings had been reported to the security agents.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Gabriel Ogaba, confirming the incident said personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected areas.

Ogaba also disclosed that the Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing and to bring the perpetrators of that dastardly act to book.


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