Panic As Gunmen Kill Pastor, 4 Others In Plateau Community

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Gunmen have allegedly murdered five individuals in Kimakpa village, located in Kwall District within the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Development Association ((IDA), Sam Jugo, the killing took place on Monday, at about 12 midnight.

“We woke up this morning to another sad one. In the middle of the night of 2nd June, 2024, criminal invaders attacked and killed 5 of our residents in cold blood at Kimakpa.

“The criminal elements who came in their numbers with heavy weapons killed a pastor of Assemblies of God Church Keall, Pastor Dauda Dalyop,” Jugo said in a statement.

Also killed were Mrs Chummy Dauda, 57 years, Mr. Chwe Ajuhs, 26 years, Mr. Joshua Kusa, 45 years and Mrs Rikwe Doro 43 years old.

He added, “Two persons were severely injured and are currently undergoing treatment at home. Troops of Operation Safe Haven were instantly mobilized to avert further genocide. There’s uneasy calm in Kwall District.

“This sad incident came just two days after some disgruntled elements ambushed some Rigwe youths on motorcycles while returning from Gero mining site and killed instantly Mr Irmiya Musa Timbi and severely injuring one other.

“We use this medium to further appeal for calm to enable the security agencies carry out their investigations. We should upscale our vigilance, avoid night movements to distant destinations and suppress the urge for reprisal or taking the law into our own hands and give the security agencies the benefit of the doubt. In as much as we are quite saddened by this condemnable incident, we cannot afford to aggravate the situation by seeking self help at this time.

“We call on the security agencies to do the needful by fishing out the culprits so that those affected will see justice being served as that’s the only way to restore the confidence of our people.”

However, calls made to the Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State, DSP Alfred Alabo, were not responded to.

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