Suspected herdsmen attacked and killed 5 people in Plateau

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Police in Plateau state have confirmed that gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed five people in Dantako and Nzharuvo communities in Miango district of Bassa local government area of Plateau state, NAN reports.

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We noted that ASP Terna Tyopev, the police public relations officer, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Friday, March 9.

According to him, the incident that occurred on the night of Thursday, March 8 left scores severely injured and many properties destroyed.

He said: “Yesterday, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked and killed four Irigwe persons at Dantanko and a Fulaniman at Nzharuvo communities in Miango district of Bassa local government.

“The deceased persons are identified as Emmanuel Joseph, Christopher Joseph, Peace Joseph, Henry Audu and Samuel Isah.

“The corpse of Samuel Isah has since been buried, but that of the remaining four are deposited at the Jos University Teaching Hospital’s (JUTH) mortuary.”

The spokesman explained that those injured, including a four-year old child were receiving treatment at Enos hospital, Miango.

He said investigations were ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

Recall that We earlier reported that unknown gunmen on the night Thursday, March 8, reportedly killed five people in Nzharuvo community of Basa local government area of Plateau state.

The incident happened in less than 24 hours after the President Buhari officially launched a five-year road map for peace in the state.

A youth leader in the community, Danjuma Auta, on Friday, March 9, said that the victims were mostly children and a woman.

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