18 people killed as gunmen attack Plateau community


Renewed gunmen attacks in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state on Friday have claimed about 18 lives.

The gunmen attacked the Tilengpan community in Mangu Local Government area of the state, killing 12 people, with an additional six persons murdered in four Bokkos communities, along with a university student last night.

Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Mangu local government area, Monday Kassam, said the gunmen launched deadly attacks on four communities.

Kassam said the gunmen invaded the communities, including the off-campus hostel of the Students of Plateau State University, shooting sporadically into the air to announce their arrival.

A statement by the chairman reads: “The following morning, the students came out in their large numbers; they were demonstrating when one of them was shot again based on the information I heard from the eyewitness account

“And the militias, not satisfied, had to come in again this morning despite the presence of security. They were given a chase but I don’t know the number of casualties but as of yesterday six persons were reported dead.”

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