Gunmen Kill 10 in Plateau Village


10 people were on Thursday killed by gunmen who stormed Kogwon village, Jos South Local Government, while two others were injured by suspected herdsmen.

Sources say the incident started at about 10pm during the 6am to 9pm curfew hours and lasted for over five hours.

Eyewitnesses say the gunmen dressed in black with some wearing military helmets struck around 9 pm shooting sporadically killing and injuring in the process.


Habila Musa who was at the scene of the attack and escaped the assassins’ bullets by the whiskers, said four of his brothers were killed along with six others in the attack that went on for about an hour.

“It was at about 9 pm, I was reading my books when I heard sporadic gun shots behind my room. My door was still open at the time so I quickly moved out and started shouting, but we were helpless because no military checkpoint was close by”, he said.

He said those injured were receiving treatment in a hospital which he did not disclose.

The District Head of Vwang, Da Choji Balack condemned the attack, alleging that the herdsmen could not have carried out such a well-organized attack on their own.

He reiterated earlier calls for the immediate withdrawal of men of the Special Task Force, STF, as he believed that their withdrawal would return peace to the state.

Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer Mr. John Onuigbo confirmed the incident but said he was yet to get details.


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