33 feared killed in fresh Plateau attack

Jonah Jang, Plateau state governor

Gunmen attacked three Plateau villages killing 33 people, residents have said.

The gunmen, suspected to be Fulani assailants, invaded Bolgan, Karkashi, and Magama villages in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday night killing the victims including secondary school students.

The Police in Plateau say they are yet to get the full details of the attack. The police spokesperson, Felicia Anselem, told PREMIUM TMES on phone that security personnel have been redeployed to the affected area.

Residents said many victims of the incidents were secondary school students who are writing the ongoing National Examination Council, NECO, examination for final year secondary school students.

A resident, Mark Lipdo, confirmed that over twenty four people were killed although the death toll may be more as others people are still reported missing.

According to Mr. Lipdo, the coordinator of Stephanus foundation, a Jos-based non-governmental organization, the attackers followed their victims on motorcycles blocking their escape before shooting them.

PREMIUM TIMES also learnt that several houses and vehicles were burnt down while

the three villages have been virtually deserted. A resident of Langtang, who pleaded not to be named, blamed security officials for not taking proactive action in curtailing the killings.

Residents who escaped said Bolgan Village has been completely burnt down with nine people confirmed killed there.

At Magama Village, most of the victims were children and the elderly. The father and brother of a cleric, Nandip Miri, of the COCIN church in Langtang, are believed to have died in the attack.

Reacting to this development, the senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly, Victor Lar, appealed to the people to remain calm and report any suspicious movement to security agencies for necessary action.

Plateau has witnessed several ethno-religious attacks in different local governments leading to the death of hundreds of people.


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  • Freedom Fighter

    Meanwhile Your Excellency is busy dragging seat in Abj,even after hearing such a sad news,human lives mean nothing to this people.

    • Peter2000

      Tell your mass murdering brothers to leave middlebelters alone.

      • Freedom fighter

        They learnt it from your blood thirsty ogogoro addicts creek broda’s,Ameachi is so blessed that who ever curses him is cursed,whoever contends with is contend with,I been confirm Waffe,when time reach body go tell una.

        • Peter2000

          My proud Ogogoro drinkers don’t kill their brothers unless you are shell oil, then the story is different. Chibuwike Amaechi can never be your brother. Coward, backstabbing humans like you are found in different part of planet earth.

          • Freedom Fighter

            Backstabbing?still you thought me that,Odili would have been President,no one would been arguing the 8yrs issue with the SS,yet numbskulls like you,highly high on sheakpe,sold out and got a VP slot,now you want to pretend to love the SS more than anyone else,we know better son,election is in 2015 no need to open eye,na for ur very b4 e go happen,1…2…3….na dem go count am.

    • deri

      the killing of plateau indigenes by fulanis from mali started long b4 jona and jang assumed the mantle of leadership–its came about as a result of the creation of an LGA for the Fulanis by IBB-that is why we cannot have Buhari in aso rock-cause he is also fulani

  • Peter2000

    What is the goal of the Fulani in this country????

    • Yayale

      To give you and your clueless brothers direction,how would you have a shoe when you had no where to go to?

      • Peter2000

        You have shoes but no ground to step. The direction you gave yourselves for 50 yrs is worst than hell on earth.

      • deri

        fashola failed his waec-tinubu does not even know the secondary school he attended not to talk of the university he enrolled with in the USA—Jonathan made grade one in his WAEC at one sitting-want to be tolded more?

        • Yayale

          We have seen the evidence of his education,from the type of wife he married,to the way he carries itself as Naija President,if that is the attributes of a genius in ND then very sad,the light might never shine in that part of the world,is it true that he thinks Nigeria is a zoo?just because he claimed to have study zoology?maybe he would have done well,without taking advice from spin doctors like Deri and The clown Akpabio.

  • deri

    Those are the killers mumu Amaechi is romancing with–was Abiola not friends to them-and a Moslem? yet they killed him–Kensarowiwas wife was a fulani woman–was he spared by them-in spite of that they hanged him-the fulanis are in control kwara-kogi niger state–kaduna kano bauchi-just name it the fulanis are in charge–now they have pocketed their puppet in rivers state-