Seven people have reportedly been killed by gunmen who assaulted two settlements in Plateau State.
According to reports, the victims passed away early on Thursday morning as a result of the attackers’ attacks in the Pukah and Pinper areas of the state’s Mangu Local Government Area.
It was discovered that the gunmen took sheep and other household animals in the Pinper hamlet while killing six men and a woman in the Pukah settlement.
The killings were confirmed by John Mark, a Pukah village resident, to The PUNCH in Jos on Thursday.
Mark stated, “Early this morning (Thursday), gunmen launched a significant attack against the Pukah community in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. They also assaulted Pinper, a different village in the council area.
Six men and one woman were killed in the Pukah village. However, they removed a sizable number of sheep from Pinper before leaving the villages.
Security personnel have been notified of the event, according to Mark, who denounced the act.
Captain Oya James, the spokesperson for the Military Taskforce tasked with upholding peace in the state, promised to comment to our correspondent on the attack when he was reached, but as of the time this report was filed, he had not done so.
During the Wednesday passing out parade in Jos, Governor Caleb Mutfwang thanked President Bola Tinubu for his support of state-owned security units, saying that the outfit’s revitalization came at a timely moment when the state needed to consolidate its achievements in addressing security issues that had plagued the region for years.
He warned the agents that their government would not tolerate disorderly or impolitic behavior and asked them to put in their fair share of work to protect residents’ lives and property.