Gunmen kill pastor, 20 others in Plateau

Gunmen kill pastor, 20 others in Plateau

Juliet Buna

A pastor of the Church of Christ in Nation, Rev. Nichodemus Kim, and 20 others have been killed by suspected gunmen in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

According to The PUNCH, the National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Movement, a socio-cultural group, Mr. Rwang Tengwong, confirmed the development.

According to him, the pastor was killed in the Gana-Ropp community of Barkin Ladi, while others were killed in the Rim, Jol, and Kwi communities of Riyom.

Tengwong stated that the communities were attacked simultaneously, adding that the attacks were highly coordinated.

The attacks occurred on Sunday night, leaving many people with various degrees of injuries. Scores of people have been displaced.

“Twenty-one persons were killed and several others injured on Sunday during coordinated attacks by militias on residents of Rim, Jol, Kwi communities of Riyom as well as Gana-Ropp community in Barkin Ladi.

“Two persons were killed at Rim, Seven at Jol, 11 at Kwi, all in Riyom, while a clergyman, Rev. Nichodemus Kim, was killed in Gana-Ropp Barkin Ladi.

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