Gunmen kill woman, 2 others in fresh Plateau attack

A woman and two men were killed on Sunday in Kwata area of Jos South local government area of Plateau state by unknown gunmen who buried the bodies in unmarked graves.
The killings occurred two days after two persons were killed in an attack on three herders in Kuru district of the same area.
State chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Nura Abdullahi, told Premium Times that the police had arrested eight suspects in the Sunday killings.
But the police have not confirmed the attack or arrest as at press time.
Mr Abdullahi said members of his association and officers of the police from Bukuru division recovered the bodies.
“The DPO of (B) Division in Bukuru is much aware of everything.
The state commissioner of police is also aware of the incident because we have spoken about the incident and he asked me to calm down.
“They were all killed on Sunday but the bodies were recovered on Monday.
Among them include a pregnant woman and two men.
“The deceased were attacked, killed and buried by Berom youth.
But we have together with the police officers of Bukuru dug (out) the deceased from where they were buried for proper funeral prayer, ” he said.
Spokesperson of Berom community, Davou Jatau, denied the allegation of Berom youth being responsible for the crime.
“I don’t think they were killed by Berom youth.
I think it is purely an act of criminality.
It was never an ethnic killing.
These days, I have been hearing of incidents of attack on people on motorcycles and stealing them.
So, I don’t think the attack has ethnic colouration.
But I will confirm,” Mr Jatau said.
When contacted, the state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, promised to get back to the reporter.

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