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Gunmen kill village chief, three others in Plateau attack

A fresh attack by gunmen in the Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, has left four people dead including a former acting village head, identified as Chungyang Mwadkwon.

Eyewitnesses said that the gunmen wearing security uniforms took the village by storm on Monday night, around 9 pm and shot at their victims.

A villager who gave her name as Grace Choji said, “At first, we thought that the gunmen were vigilante members because of the way they dressed and passed. But suddenly, they started shooting at everyone in sight, and that when we knew that the village is under attack.

Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang, told our Correspondent in Jos on Tuesday that four villagers were killed during the shooting.

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The Senator who spoke through his aide , Musa Ashoms said, “My people are just being killed for no reason. I just received information about a fresh attack and the killing of our people in the Wereng community last night (Monday).

“They were four people that were shot dead including a former acting village head in the community . Many people sustained varying degrees of injuries and have been rushed to the hospital.”

Ashoms who described the killings as barbaric lamented that it was unfortunate that the incident was allowed to occur despite the earlier alarm raised by the Senator and other stakeholders calling on the government and the security agencies to protect the citizens.

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