Gunmen kill 2, injure 5 persons in Plateau villages
Two persons were killed on Sunday night when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded some villages in Plateau State.
The gunmen who also injured five other person were said to have attacked Fanlo and Nding villages in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Plateau State Police Command spokesman, Mr Terna Tyopev, who confirmed the attack on Monday, said apart from the two slain, five people had also sustained serious injuries during the attack.
“Yesterday at about 8 p.m., our Barkin Ladi Division received a distress call that a Peugeot 504 station wagon with Reg. No. AA 393 TSF, was attacked by unknown gunmen.
“The caller said that the victims were traveling from Fanlo to Nding village when they were attacked.
“The incident resulted in the death of one Stephen Samuel, 28, and Dajugu Randong, 28.
“Five other persons escaped the attack with various degree of injuries,” Tyopev said.
The spokesman said men of the command had visited the scene of the incident and were making efforts to arrest the perpetrators of the act.
Plateau State has witnessed recurring bloodletting in its agricultural communities severally linked to suspected herdsmen.
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