Gunmen on Monday night, killed the village head of Nyalun community of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau, Salisu Idris.

The suspected bandits also gunned down two other residents of the community.

Plateau police spokesperson DSP Alabo Alfred, who confirmed the incident, said three people were killed in the incident, adding that details were still sketchy.

The victims, according to residents, were killed when the gunmen invaded the community on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically to scare people around.

The residents told that the attackers, who invaded the village around 8:pm, also abducted five family members of the village head, including his two wives.

Shapi’i Sambo, a youth leader in Wase, said the gunmen also made away with a good number of motorcycles belonging to the people of the community.

He said: “The attackers came in their numbers and started shooting sporadically. They went straight to the traditional ruler’s house, killed him and abducted five members of his family. The also killed two other people before entering into the house of the village.”

Three months ago, No fewer than 6 people were reportedly killed in in another attack by terrorists on Pinau village in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The attackers invaded the community around 5am when some of the residents were still sleeping, and began shooting sporadically.

When contacted, spokesperson for the Special Task Force Operation Safe Haven in Plateau State, Major Ishaku Takwa confirmed the incident and said soldiers have been deployed to the area.


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