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Gunmen Kill Village Heads, 2 Others In Plateau Community



Two villages heads and two other natives of Kulias village, Butura Community in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State have been killed by gunmen.

It gathered that the incident happened about 9:00pm on Sunday.

Among those killed were 67-year-old Mataru Mahwash (village head), Mallan Amalam, 50-year-old (village head), Ishaya Fompun, 50, and Daniel Ishaya, 22.

Recounting the incident, a member of the community, Josiah, who lost his elder brother, said the attackers came in dozens, and that the community was thrown into panic as people ran helter-skelter.

“Dozens of armed men stormed our community at about 9:00 pm, last night. As a result, four persons including my elder brother, Mr. Mataru Mahwash were killed.

“Upon hearing the heavy gunfire by the attackers, everyone including myself scampered for safety in the nearby bushes until the shootings were over. On our return, I found my elder brother and three others in a pool of blood. Our people are in serious state of mourning. They are uncertain of what would befall them next,” he said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau State Command, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the attack, saying that the police had deployed a team to the community.

He said they would ensure the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to book.

Daily Trust Report

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