Eight villagers killed in fresh attack on Plateau community

July 10, 2023
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Seven persons, including an eight-month-old baby, have been reportedly killed by gunmen during an attack on Farin Lamba village in the Vwang area of Jos South LGA in Plateau.

NAN reports that Rwang Tengwong, national publicity secretary of Berom Youth Movement (BYM), a socio-cultural group, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.

On July 9, nine persons were killed by gunmen who attacked the Sabon Gari community in Mangu LGA of Plateau.

Tengwong said the gunmen attacked the community on Sunday night.

“The gunmen invaded the village at about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday in a car and shot sporadically at the victims,” he said.

“Eight persons were killed, including an eight-month-old baby. The minor was killed alongside the father; they were returning from the hospital.”

He expressed concern over the incessant killings of residents in Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos South and Mangu LGA of the state.

“The trend has led to massive destruction of farmlands, houses and other properties,” he declared,” he added.

The publicity secretary commended operatives of Operation Save Haven and the government for deploying security to the areas under threat.

He urged the residents to support security agencies in restoring peace to the communities.

Efforts to reach Alfred Alabo, police spokesperson, for comment, were unsuccessful as he did not respond to calls or messages.

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On July 9, Caleb Mutfwang, governor of Plateau, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Mangu LGA following recent attacks by suspected gunmen.

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