Fresh attack in Jos claims one


A fresh attack by gunmen in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, has claimed the life of a young man identified as Daniel Mwantiri.

The mother of the now deceased Daniel, Mrs. Ladi Mwantiri was also reportedly injured and has been rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Eyewitness account has it that the victims were relaxing in their house at Exland community when the yet-to-be identified gunmen struck late Thursday.

One Dalyop Mwantiri who spoke to newsmen in Jos on Friday about the unfortunate incident said Mrs. Mwantiri was seriously injured.

“Some gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have again attacked a family in Exland (Gindin Akwati) of Gashish District, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State last night (Thursday), July 30, 2020.

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“The victims were a mother and her son. As a result, a mother (Ladi), and her son (Daniel) were severely injured at the time of the attack.

“They were immediately rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital.

“Sadly, Daniel gave up the ghost while his mother is currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

“As I talk with you, the late Daniel is being taken to his village for burial.”

A spokesman for the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, could not be reached immediately but security sources at the command’s headquarters in Jos said they are aware of the incident.


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