Following attacks on residents in two different communities in Plateau State by suspected terrorists, at least six deaths were reported on Monday.
According to information obtained, terrorists on the run killed two people in Wereng village, Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area, and four people in Heipang community, Barkin Ladi LGA of the state.
Two people were killed in the Jos South community on Monday, according to Captain Oya James, spokesman for the military task force in charge of keeping the state’s calm.
When we were informed of the attack, the commander quickly dispatched officers to the Kuru village to address the problem. But sadly, one person had already been killed by gunfire before we arrived there yesterday (Sunday) he stated.
However, the Commander informed me this morning (Monday) that a second corpse had been found in the neighborhood. We don’t know who carried out the attacks, but based on what we’ve learned, the perpetrators didn’t enter the neighborhood; rather, it appears that they fired at residents as they passed by, which resulted in the victims’ deaths.
However, inhabitants of the Barkin community who witnessed the murders asserted that four people also perished in the attacks, which also left other locals hurt.