Crime News

Gunmen Kill 29 In Plateau Villages

Gunmen have attacked two villages in Plateau State and killed no fewer than 20 persons.

The Punch reported that the killings occurred on Monday night around 9 pm.

The affected villages were Kubwat and Fungzai in the Mangu Local Government Area of the state.

A resident of Fungzai community who witnessed the attacks, John Yakubu, confirmed the attacks to the newspaper in Jos on Tuesday.

Yakubu said that in Fungzai community alone, the gunmen killed 15 persons including the wife of his younger brother and her children while a total of 29 corpses had been recovered

He said, “It was last night, the gunmen arrived in large numbers and started shooting. The panicky villagers started running but unknown to them, other gunmen laid ambush and shot at those trying to run away. As I’m talking to you, I am in Fungzai village. The attackers killed 15 persons here(Fungzai) including the wife and children of my younger brother last night.

“They also attacked Kubwat, a neighbouring village. So far, we have recovered a total of 29 corpses including women and children. We are in pain.”

The spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred had yet to comment on the killings as at the time of filing this report.

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