Armed Men Kill Eight-Month-Old Baby, Seven Residents In Attack On Plateau Community

Gunmen have killed person people, including an eight-month-old baby during an attack on Farin Lamba village in the Vwang area of Jos South LGA in Plateau.

The development was confirmed by Rwang Tengwong, the national publicity secretary of Berom Youth Movement, BYM, , a socio-cultural group, in a statement issued on Monday, NAN reports.

Nine people were killed on July 9 by armed men who raided the Sabon Gari community in Mangu LGA of Plateau.

According to Tengwong, the gunmen attacked the community on Sunday night.

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

“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 worry over the incessant killings of residents in Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos South and Mangu LGA of the state.

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

Tengwong appreciated the officers of Operation Save Haven and the government for deploying security to the areas under threat.

The publicity secretary asked the residents to assist security agencies in bringing back peace to the communities.

Police spokesperson, Alfred Alabo could not be reached as he did not respond to calls and messages.

Recall that Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang, had on July 9, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Mangu LGA following recent attacks by suspected gunmen.  

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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