Gunmen Kill Seven in Fresh Attacks on Plateau Communities
Gunmen have killed seven persons in yet another attack on some communities in Plateau State.
It was gathered yesterday that the seven persons were killed during attacks on Naraguta, Shimilang, and Kwal villages in Jos North, Mangu and Bassa Local Government Areas respectively.
At Naraguta, Mallam Ali Shekara, a miner, was reportedly shot dead at his residence about 7.30p.m. on Sunday.
A resident of the community, who would not want to be named, said Shekara was an easygoing man who would not ordinarily get himself into trouble, wondering how he became a victim of the assailants.
At Shimilang, Mr. Michael Daya, a father of two, was shot dead on his Irish potatoes farm where he had gone to inspect his crops in the early hours of yesterday.
A villager, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen attacked Daya in a community in the neighbourhood of the Mangu Divisional Police Station.
At Kwal, four young men, who had visited a neighbouring village, were returning late on Sunday when they were ambushed and shot dead by gunmen. Another victim in Miango town of the same Bassa Local Government Area, Mr. Abdullahi Yusuf, was also shot dead in his residence on Sunday evening when some gunmen broke into his house.