No fewer than 11 people were killed in the Plateau attacks which occurred in Langtang South and Wase local government areas yesterday. While gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed seven and injured several others at Karkashi in Langtang South LGA, four of the attackers in a similar incident at Zango in Wase LGA were not as lucky as they were repelled and killed by the villagers.
The gunmen were said to have struck at Karkashi at about 2.am opening fire on their victims, killing some and injuring many.
Confirming the attack, media Officer of the Special Task Force maintaining security in the state, Captain Salisu Mustapha said four suspects have been arrested over the attack and were being interrogated, adding that they would be handed over to the police at the end of investigations.
In a similar incident in Borno, gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists, in separate attacks on Friday and Saturday, shot dead the district head of Auno, and a policeman on patrol on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
According to a resident, the gunmen came in two unmarked Golf Volkswagen vehicles at 8.35pm Friday and drove straight to the district head’s palace, before firing several gunshots to scare the villagers.
The policeman who was killed in one of the attacks, according to an eye witness was shot dead near Muna Motor Park, Saturday, while patrolling the 85-kilometre Maiduguri-Dikwa road.