Gunmen kill cleric’s two children, three others in Plateau attack

Gunmen have again killed five people in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state.

Among the Victims were a couple identified as Mr/Mrs Patrick and two children of a clergyman identified simply as Reverend Sati

It was learnt that the killing occurred in the Nchya community in the early hours of Monday after days of respite by gunmen in the council area

A resident of Nchya community, Philip Bitrus, who confirmed the killings to The PUNCH in Jos on Monday said the incident had caused fresh tension in the locality following a protest by angry residents

Bitrus said, “Five people were attacked and killed by suspected Fulani militia in Nchya Village, Mangu District of Mangu Local Government at about 1:00 last night ( 07/08/2023).

“Among the victims are Mr/Mrs Patrick and a daughter and son of Reverend Sati.

“The village where the attack occurred is less than 3 kilometres away from Mangu town.

The villagers in Nchya community moved the corpses of the Victims in a pick-up vehicle to Mangu town leading to mass protests in Mangu town.

The Spokesman for the Military Special Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James, who also confirmed the killings, however, said that security had been reinforced in the area.

“Yes, some people were attacked and killed leading to protests but we are on top of the situation. Our men are on the ground and we are doing everything possible to address the security challenge in the area,” he assured.

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