Gunmen kill 10 people in Plateau state

Ten persons have been confirmed killed by gunmen that invaded rural settlements in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government, Plateau State, on Friday.

Mr Danjuma Wabas, Councillor representing Daffo District told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the deceased, including five women, four men and an infant, have been burial.

Many of the fear-stricken villagers had fled to some other settlements.

Among the houses destroyed in the attack was that of a former Deputy Governor of Plateau.

Worst hit villages are Ngakudung, Farunhai, Mhorok, Ganda and Warrem-Hotom.

Also hit were Maidunna and Josho, where Sen. Joshua Dariye (APC/Plateau Central), took relief materials last week, following an attack on the village in February.

Some of the villagers, who spoke to NAN, said that the attackers wore “black uniform” and had sophisticated guns.

“The attackers wore black uniforms and with scarfs tied on their heads,” Mr. Malo Mafulul, said at Ganda village.

Among those who died in the hospital was Mrs. Naomi Zakaria, who was shot in the stomach, he said.

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