Gunmen kill Plateau cleric,two others

Gunmen kill Plateau cleric, two others

At least three people were reportedly killed including a cleric with the Assembly of God Church by suspected Fulani militias in the Mangu Local Goverment Area of Plateau State.

According to the Tribune, the cleric, name withheld, who resided at Npat village of Kombun District Mangu Local Government was shot dead in his compound at about 10:00 on Wednesday by the militia who evaded his home to rustle his cattle.

A source close to the family revealed that, ” The militias forced themselves into the deceased compound at about 10:00 p.m.; the clergyman who had earlier sited them came out of his house and hid somewhere within, but was sited where he was hiding by the militias and was shot dead.

“The militias not only killed him but went away with his cattle. The clergyman was later found in the pool of his blood and died on the way to the hospital in Mangu town”.

It was learnt that the raging Fulani militias also stormed Jol and Byei villages in the Riyom local government area of the state killing two youths identified as Elisha Dalyop and Abednego Davou while one Patrick Joshua who were said to have sustained fatal injuries was rushed to the Christian Hospital in Vom for treatment.

The Councillor representing Jol ward in Riyom Local Government Area, Hon. Adams Joshua while confirming the incident, stated that the attack happened around 10:00 p.m. at Jol and Byei, when suspected Fulani herders in their numbers invaded the community and opened fire, killing two people and wounding one.