Plateau community head killed, four shot in renewed attacks


GUNMEN on Sunday evening attacked Kambang-Malul village, Daffo District in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing the village head and one other person.
This is even as armed robbers attacked a shop in Panyam village of Mangu Local Government Area of the state, shooting four customers at the shop.
Irate youths also set a police station ablaze over missing manhood.
The gunmen that attacked Bokkos, suspected to be Fulani militias, ambushed the village head, Mr. Musa Ataka, and one Mr. Danjuma Taake, while they were returning from a neighbouring village, where they had visited a friend.
They were stabbed to death by their assailants.
A source from the village said the two were hacked down by the assailants just by the roadside, adding that their remains were discovered by passersby, who then alerted their families that came to evacuate them to Luna Hospital mortuary, Bokkos.
In Panyam, the four were shot by armed robbers at Point of Sales shop on Sunday, while the shop owner, Chief Ifeanyi Ude, was transacting business with his customers.
The armed robbers numbering five, reportedly forced their way into Ude’s shop, shot the customers, made away with a huge sum of money before escaping unhurt.
The victims were immediately rushed to COCIN Rural Health Hospital, Panyam, for treatment.
Mangu Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Yusuf Balami, who confirmed the incident, said, “It is true that armed robbers attacked the PoS shop and carted away an undisclosed amount of money, leaving behind four wounded persons.”

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