Gunmen kill 7 in fresh attack on Plateau community




Seven people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen in a fresh attack at Danda Chugwi community in Jos South local government area of Plateau state.

National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYMA), Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the attack Monday morning said the gunmen invaded the community at about 10pm Sunday night and began shooting sporadically, forcing the residents to flee for safety.

“The attack on Danda Chugwi community in Jos South happened on Sunday, at around 10:00pm.

“The attack was carried out by the Fulani herdsmen militia. Seven people have been confirmed dead while several others who sustained serious gunshot injuries have been taken to Vom Christian Hospital for immediate medical attention,” Tengwong said.

The incident has not been confirmed by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Alabo Alfred, as calls and text messages sent to his phones were not responded to.

“The attack on Danda Chugwi community in Jos South happened Sunday, at around 10:00pm.

“The attack was carried out by the Fulani herdsmen militia. Seven people have been confirmed dead while several others who sustained serious gunshot injuries have been taken to Vom Christian Hospital for immediate medical attention,” Tengwong said. (Ripples Nigeria)

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