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