On Sunday, hundreds of lives were saved in Jos, Plateau State, as security agencies foiled a planned attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on a local church.
The gunmen had reportedly targeted the church at Rantya Low Cost area of Nyago Gyel district of Jos South LGA of the state. They came from the hills and were about to launch their deadly mission, but one of the church’s guards spotted them.
They bandits immediately started shooting in the direction of the church with about 1,000 worshippers; however, men of the Special Task Force were quick to intercept.
An eyewitness, Mr. Godwin Okoko, said that but for the vigilance of the police and soldiers attached to the STF, who responded to the distress calls by the worshippers, the gunmen would have succeeded in carrying out a mass massacre.
The development was said to have created tension around the locality as churches around the area hurriedly ended their worship.
Plateau State Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed the incident. He said no life was lost, but none of the gunmen were arrested as they managed to escape.