Crisis in Plateau, as suspected gunmen kill 4, burn monarch’s house

Crisis in Plateau, as suspected gunmen kill 4, burn monarch’s house

  • Suspected gunmen have launched a gruesome attack in Dungwel village of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State
  • The attack was reported to have cost the lives of four persons, and the house of the local monarch was burnt down
  • It was gathered that the family of the monarch (wife and kids) were trapped inside the building that was set ablaze by the suspected gunmen journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Mangu, Plateau - Gunmen fatally shot at least four individuals in Dungwel village, located in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, during an attack on Sunday, December 10, evening.

According to Punch, Shedrack Gambo, a relative of the victims, said that all the victims lost their lives in the assault, with some others sustaining varying degrees of injuries.

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The military task force on Monday, December 11, confirmed the tragic incident. Photo Credit: The Nigerian Army
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Gambo said:

“They all died in the attack, and others were also injured in the incident. The community is presently in shock and grieving. Please, pray for us.”

Military confirms tragic incident

Captain Oya James, the spokesperson for the Military Taskforce, confirmed the incident in Jos on Monday, December 11.

He said:

“I have called the Commander of the FOB and he confirmed the figure and he further explained that when the troops got to the village. It was like the assailants went there for a specific person with the village head as the target.
“According to what the troops were told, the assailants on arrival were asking for the house of the village head. When the people saw what was happening, they started running away.”

He revealed that the assailants set fire to the residence of the village head, where family members were present.

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James stated that the head of the village managed to flee, yet the attackers set his residence on fire.

He said if not for the intervention of the soldiers, the wives and children of the village head, who were trapped inside the burning house, might have perished as the troops arrived while the house was still engulfed in flames and thick smoke had filled the surroundings.

The alerted troops successfully rescued the victims, breaking into the house to carry out the rescue operation.

Delta chief in trouble as DSS raids home recover AK-47, others

In another report, Asaba High Chief Obi Nduka Elunor has been taken into the Department of State Services (DSS) custody.

The Delta chief was arrested after operatives of the DSS raided his home for four hours and recovered deadly firearms.

It was gathered that an attempt to get his bail proved abortive after the DSS declined the move for his release.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: