Plateau Attack: Police confirm 5 persons killed in two communities

By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed that five persons were killed in two separate attacks in Bassa LGA of the State.

The Police through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ubah Gabriel disclosed this in Jos, the State Capital.

Gabriel said, “The victims were killed in two separate attacks in Kperie and Gbra Zongo communities of Kwal on Tuesday.

He however said investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the killings.

It was gathered that the assailants first killed three children from the same family in Gbra Zongo village before moving to the neighbouring Kperie community where they also killed two women.

Also, a resident of the community, Danjuma Anthony, confirmed the killings in Gbra Zongo village, and gave the names of the deceased children as Rachel, 6, Jacob, 3; and Charity a one year old.

Anthony said, “The family is in pains because those killed during the attack in Gbra Zongo were the children of my younger brother. The children were just sleeping in their house around 9:45 p.m when the gunmen who were about three came and killed them.

“The father was not at home because he had gone on security patrol of the community while the wife who was at home was sleeping in another room. This kind of unprovoked attack and killing of innocent children only shows the level of insecurity our people are facing in the community. It’s really unfortunate”, he lamented.

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