Three die in gunmen attack in Plateau state

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Gunmen have killed three persons in Ancha community, Miango District, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Wednesday.

Chairman-elect for Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Nkali, confirmed that several houses were also set ablaze by the gunmen during the attack.

Nkali said, “Yes, the attack in Ancha community is true. It occurred around 01:00 am on Wednesday. Unfortunately, three persons including two men and a woman were killed. Some people were also injured.

“As I talk to you, so many of our people are now homeless because their houses were set ablaze by some Fulani herdsmen.”

Nkali lamented that the latest attacks on their community could have been averted if the security operatives had responded to their calls.

He said “Our community has been under siege of the gunmen in recent times but we believe that the latest attack on our people could have been prevented because when we noticed strange and suspicious movement in the evening of Tuesday, the community made efforts to alert the security agents but nothing was done about it.”

“So, around 10:pm, the Fulani gunmen arrived in the community and started shooting and burning houses, an operation which lasted till 01:00 am. At the end of their operation, three of the victims were discovered dead.”

“From the look of things, it is clear that they have marked out the community for attacks because it is the same village where two soldiers were killed a few days ago by the same assailants.”

“Two other women who had gone to sympathise with a bereaved family were also killed in a similar attack while two young men are still missing in another attack, all within a space of three weeks.”

“So, we don’t know what we have done to warrant this wickedness against our people without the authorities moving in quickly to protect our people and stop the gunmen from causing more havoc in our community”, Nkali added.

 



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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