Tragedy in Taraba, Plateau As Bandits Kill 10, Amputate Baby

Tragedy in Taraba, Plateau As Bandits Kill 10, Amputate Baby

  • Some Nigerians have once again lost their lives after they were killed by bandits in Taraba and Plateau states
  • The incident was said to have happened when the criminlas attacked Joro Manu village in the Gassol local government area
  • Also, in another separe attack, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, killed about seven persons in the Jos South LGA of Plateau state

In what can be described as another dark day in the history of Nigeria, bandits have attacked Joro Manu village in the Gassol local government area of Taraba state, killing three people and abducting six others.

According to Punch Newspaper, about seven persons were also killed in the Jos South LGA of Plateau state by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen.

Bandits attacks Taraba state.
Bandits attacked Joro Manu village in the Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Source: UGC

The residents in Joro Manu village said the attackers came on motorcycles around 2pm and shot anyone in sight.

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The attack has reportedly been confirmed by yhe acting Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Kwache.

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He said:

“We are on top of the situation. We have made a deployment to the area to track down the attackers.”

Also, the national publicity secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders Association, Rwang Tengwong, confirmed the latest killing.

He said the attack happened on Sunday around 9pm in Danda Chugwi community of the council area.

He added:

“Seven people have been confirmed dead at Danda Chugwi community following an attack by Fulani militias. Others, who sustained serious gunshot injuries, have been taken to the Vom Christian Hospital for immediate medical attention.”

It was learnt that among those injured was a four-month-old baby whose hand was amputated by the gunmen.

Tengwong identified the deceased as Pam Dawho, 59; Nvou Gyang, 43; Jah Pam, 50; Ruth Bot, 16; Chundung Gyang, 9; Mercy Gyang,12; and Benjamin Gyang, five.

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In another related development, some suspected gunmen kidnapped the chairman of CAN in Jos East local government area of Plateau state, Rev. James Kantoma.

It was gathered that Reverend Kantoma was abducted inside his own home by the notorious gunmen.

The incident was confirmed by Alabo Alfred, the spokesperson of the Plateau state police command.

Gunmen kidnap Plateau village head’s wife, kill son

Meanwhile, another group of gunmen stormed Angwan Baraya community of Mangu local government area of Plateau state.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the community head, Baba Yarima Jabil alongside his wife, while his son was shot dead

Contrastingly, the Plateau State police command says it is yet to receive any report on the incident.


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