4 Killed As Gunmen Storm Plateau
At least, four people were feared killed in two separate attacks in Plateau State during the weekend by unknown gunmen.
It was gathered that on Saturday, in a village of Arangai, in Mangu Local Government council, a meat seller, Baba Likita, was killed alongside two other men from Ampang West of the same Mangu council.
The spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) on security in the state, Major Adam Umar, confirmed another incident in Fan district of Barkin Ladi Local Government where one person, at a village of Ktachudu, was ambushed and slaughtered by 9.00pm on Sunday.
He said the troops were working hand in hand with the police to get to the root of the matter as they were intensifying investigation to unravel the mystery behind the killing.
In a related development, on Sunday night at Bauchi Road and Nasarawa Gwom, both in Jos North Local Government Area, there was serious tension as a result of activities of a deadly group known as Sarasuka which had an encounter with another equally deadly group which led to the destruction of property while some members of the groups were injured.
Umar, who also confirmed the operation of the group, told newsmen in Jos on Monday that the group wanted to disrupt the hard-earned peace the people had been enjoying in the state, especially during the Sallah celebration.
“Some vehicles of innocent people were bashed and vandalised. The situation is, however, calm now as there is free movement of citizens and vehicles,” Umar added.