Gunmen kill 4 persons, burn houses, barns in Plateau

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Gunmen in the early hours of Monday invaded two villages in Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed four youths.

of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA) Mr Robbert Ashi, who confirmed the incident, said three young were ambushed by suspected and killed between Jebbu Bassa and Rikwechongu village Sunday evening.

Another person, he said, killed at Zirshe village Monday morning and some houses burnt, including food barns.

According him: “Yesterday night I informed of attacks by suspected who ambushed and killed three of youth returning back Jebbu Bassa Rikwechongu village close the School of Accountancy.

“While at the early hours of this morning (Monday) the also attacked Zirshe village and killed one person, burnt several houses including food barns where the villagers had kept their recently harvested produce. This action is condemnable coming at the time people are preaching in the land,” he said.

Ashi described the attacks as unfortunate and called the security agencies arrest the attackers whom he said are suspected herdsmen

Senator Istifanus Gyang said he is saddened and grieved by the attacks on Rikwechongu and Zirshe villages of Irigwe Chiefdom, Bassa LGC.

His Special Assistant Media and Protocol, Musa Ashoms, said the Senator noted with concern and dismay that while all effort is focussed on rebuilding and reconciling people of Plateau North, there were whose preoccupation is violence and bloodletting.

Gyang government and the security agencies to secure and protect law abiding citizens and communities of Plateau North and bring the culprits to justice.