Update: Senator, House of Reps Member Killed in Jos

The Senator representing Plateau North, Gyang Datong has been shot dead by gunmen while attending a a mass burial of those murdered in Jos recently, Among those shot was Hon Danfulani.

Abraham Yiljap, the state’s Commissioner of Information, confirmed the assassination in a statement.

Gyang Fulani, a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, was also reportedly shot during the attack.

Meanwhile the AP reports that Raids and reprisal attacks left 37 people dead in Jos Christian villages on Saturday where authorities have struggled to contain religious violence, authorities said Sunday.

Mustapha Salisu, spokesman for a special taskforce made up of policemen and soldiers deployed in the area to curb years of violence, said assailants launched “sophisticated attacks” on several villages near Jos early Saturday.

“They came in hundreds,” said Salisu, “Some had (police) uniforms and some even had bulletproof vests.”

He said the special taskforce fought back for hours and lost two policemen in the battle.

He said 14 civilians were killed in the raids and that the task-force killed 21 assailants.

More details soon

10 COMMENTS

  1. If security were ok, de tym dis hundreds of dis gunmen were organising 4 dis evil act, police could ve uncovered dem. We are not one nation. Believe it or not

  2. Good old peaceful plateau state…..not even a chicken is secured in dis once peaceful state…
    Let us all pray for peace to return to 9ja,using plateau state as a point of contact

    Oh lord,…………………………………………..IJN we ve prayed,AMEN

  3. D worst dat can happen in Nigeria is for boko boys to still away Mr PRESIDENT…,It will be prefferable is dis boko boyz are killing dis stupid law makers instead of common citizens..bcos dey are to provide for u poor citizenry adequate security but dey failed,dey are then to face d consequencies….

  4. This is a clear evidence of weaked and naived government in Nigeria. Resources meant for Nigerians have been dwindled away by few individuals who called themselves politicians. Nemeses will soon catch up with all of them one after the other insha’Allahu. The root of Nigeria problem is not boko Haram but social injustice and gross corruption. Every Nigerian should be treated equally. Why ministry of Niger-Delta, NDDC and Amnesty for just only one region? How do we expect others to feel, happy or angry? We all know what an angry man does. What is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander. Is there any likewise treatment for any of the three major tribes (hausa, igbo and yoruba ) in Nigeria? May God save, help and bless Nigeria and her helpless citizenries. Amen!

  5. God Nigeria and everything there in belong to you. God don’t let those who don’t know you frustrate our land. My Father please show us mercy again!!!

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