NigeriaAmidst Curfew: 5 Villagers Killed By Gunmen In Plateau

Amidst Curfew: 5 Villagers Killed By Gunmen In Plateau

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Plateau, Nigeria – Unknown gunmen have allegedly killed five (5) persons during an attack in the Sohon Kerang community of the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Amidst Curfew: 5 Villagers Killed By Gunmen In Plateau

The deadly attack is coming amidst the curfew the Plateau State Government put in place in a bid to curb insecurity issues within the state.

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It was gathered that the suspects, after perpetrating the crime between 5pm and 8pm, fled into the bush, leaving no trace for apprehension, Punch Metro reports.

It was learnt that the attack occurred after gunmen, in a similar manner, attacked neighbouring communities last week and reportedly killed several persons.

Speaking with The Punch’s correspondent on Tuesday, a resident of the Sohon Kerang community, Joseph Kabir, said the slain victims included a yet-to-be-identified man and his wife, adding that all the victims were given a mass burial a day after the attack.

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Kabir said, “I can confirm to you that five people including a man and his wife were killed by terrorists between 5pm to 8pm on Monday, June 26, 2023, in the Sohon Kerang community of the Kerang District, Mangu Local Government Area.

“We thought that with the declaration of curfew by the government, security agents will be able to stop the terrorists from killing innocent residents. But the gunmen came to the community which is behind the SWAN Water Company Limited located around 5pm and started firing gunshots which killed the victims.

“They escaped into the bush after carrying out their evil acts. It was this morning that the corpses of the victims were discovered by residents who have been thrown into mourning. The victims were given a mass burial this morning.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Alabo Alfred, had yet to make a statement regarding the attack as of the time of filing this report.

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