Gunmen attack Plateau community, killing two and injuring three

Gunmen attack Plateau community, killing two and injuring three
Gunmen attack Plateau community, killing two and injuring three

Gunmen attacked Rantis village in the Gashish District of Plateau State’s Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, killing two people and injuring three others.


One of the relocation sites for internally displaced individuals who have been victims of past attacks in the district located in this village.

The incident happened at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, when gunmen on motorbikes rushed the hamlet.

Dalyop Jugu and Yakubu Bot were the casualties of the attack, according to a source, while Dahol Jam, Samson Boyi, and Badung Boyi fled with injuries.

The injured were taken to the hospital by officers from the Nigerian police force’s Barkin Ladi division.

“The Command is aware,” ACP Gabriel Uba Agaba, the command’s Police public relations officer, said, confirming the attack. At Rantis Village in Barkin Ladi, two people were murdered and two more were injured by unidentified shooters.

“A team of detectives was dispatched to the area in order to restore order. The CP has ordered an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident as well as the arrest of the perpetrator(s).”

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