The victims have been admitted at the JUTH.
Gunmen on Monday evening opened fire on residents of Dorawan Babuji Village in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, injuring at least five people. The victims have been admitted at the Jos University Teaching Hospital JUTH.
A survivor of the attack, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who was shot in his hand, is one of those currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday, Mr. Abdullahi claimed that the suspects were familiar to him, but insisted that he would not name them for security reasons based on advice.
A youth leader in the community, Muhammad Garba, in an interview with reporters said that the incident occurred on Monday evening between 8 and 9 p.m.
Mr. Garba said the attackers “just unexpectedly shot at a group of some youths and succeeded in injuring five.”
“We have also identified the boys that attacked us, we know them and we have told the security all their names,” he added.
The youth leader, who visited the victims Tuesday at the hospital, said they reported the matter to the officers of the Special Task Force (STF). He said the attackers fled before the security officers could arrive the scene.
He said they had rushed the victims to a hospital in Barkin Ladi, but were referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to the degree of the injuries sustained by the victims.
He, however, said the victims were responding to treatment.
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