Family Of Eight Killed, Two Injured In Jos’ Attack

Family Of Eight Killed, Two Injured In Jos’ Attack

  • Lawmaker Tells Constituents To Defend Themselves

Eight members of a family have been ambushed and killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen and two others injured in Danda Chugwi of Jos Sóuth Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Witnesses say the gruesome attack was carried out overnight on Sunday.

Rwang Tengwog, the secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders (BYM), also confirmed the incident to Channels Television in Jos.

Tengwog said the attackers came into the compound around 9 pm Sunday night and started shooting sporadically leading to the death of the eight persons.

According to him, the two persons injured, sustained gunshot wounds and were taken to the Vom Christian hospital for immediate medical attention.

The BYM secretary stressed that as at last night, seven persons belonging to the family of Pam Gyang were shot dead and the eighth victim died within the early hours of the morning.

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Those killed comprised three adults and five children, who as of the time of filing this report, were about to be buried.

Locals say there are possibilities that more persons were killed, however, both the police and the special task force maintaining law and order in the state are yet to confirm the attack, and it remains unclear what the gunmen were after.

Meanwhile, the member Representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dachung Bagos has expressed sadness over the killing of members of his constituents by suspected Fulani bandits.

Bagos, who is the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Anti-Corruption, attended the mass burial of the seven victims at Danda Village on Monday, describing the act as “inhumane”.

He maintained that the cold-blooded killing of his constituents by bandits is “callous”.

“This incident has raised concerns over the readiness of security agencies to tackle once and for all the gorilla style of killing which has been incessant in my constituency and Plateau State, intelligence reports have it that the attackers had sent signal before now and no action was taken on the part of the security agencies to curtail it, this is sad”.

The Lawmaker while sympathising with the families of those who lost their loved ones, said; “I am angry and enraged by the daily killing within and around my constituency.

“I want to state emphatically, that I will continue to talk about these callous attitudes of known criminals amongst us until they are all gotten rid of finally, everybody has the right to defend himself, I want to urge my constituents to defend themselves enough is enough of these barbaric and dastardly killings”.

Bagos frowned at the way bandits move freely with arms without being apprehended by the security agencies.

“As the representatives of my people in Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, I have signed for the impeachment of Mr President because we need someone that will address the issues of insecurity, my people are being killed on daily bases; this is condemnable and unacceptable”

The lawmakers, however, called on his constituents to be more vigilant and defend themselves when criminals come to attack.


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