Father, Son Killed In Fresh Attack On Plateau Community

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Two persons have been killed in an attack by gunmen on Durbi village of Shere District in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the attack occurred Saturday night, leading to the death of two villagers – a father and his son.

One of the attackers, it was learnt, also lost his life as the villagers came out to repel the attack.

A source said the corpses were being held by the villagers, including that of the attacker.

A source said the corpses were being held by the villagers, including that of the attacker.

The incident was coming a few days after a series of attacks on communities in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi local government areas of the state claimed about 150 lives and left many others injured.

Reacting to the latest attack, the spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, a multi security taskforce maintaining peace in the state, Captain James Oya, said the incident was a case of attempted kidnap of one Luka Kaze whose son was killed in the process.

Oya said when troops started coming for rescue operation, the abductors mistakenly shot one of their colleagues, adding that the gunman shot Kaze dead out of anger.

However, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Kayode Egbetokun, said the police had commenced a special operation to tackle security challenges currently confronting Plateau. He disclosed this…

He disclosed this when he paid a condolence visit to the Plateau State governor, Caleb Mutfwang on Friday in Jos.

Egbetokun said he had directed the Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) in charge of Zone 4 to relocate to Plateau.

“We have commenced a special operation in this state and I have directed the DIG in charge of Zone 4 to relocate to Plateau.

“We are committed to ending this violence in Plateau. We call on communities not to be collaborators in this evil act.

“Citizens should rather cooperate with the police and other security agencies so that we can deal with these criminals once and for all,” he said

Responding, Governor Mutfwang commended the police and other security agencies for their efforts towards restoring a lasting peace to the state.

He, however, called on the security agencies to fish out the perpetrators so that they would be made to face the law, insisting that such move would serve as deterrent to others.

“I want to thank President Bola Tinubu for sending the delegation led by Vice President Kashim Shettima to the state.

“It is a clear demonstration of the political will to deal with the situation once and for all.

“I also commend the security chiefs for demonstrating the commitment to end the killings.

“But we urge the security agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind this heinous act, that’s the only way the people will know that justice is served,” he said.

The governor expressed his readiness to work with the police and other security agencies to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.

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