A gang of yet-to-be-identified gunmen have killed six persons in kulias Chiefdom of Bokkos local government area of Plateau State.
WikkiTimes gathered that two village heads were shot dead by the gunmen in the process of the bout executed in the wee hours of Sunday night.
A resident of Kulias who lost his brother and a son said, “the attackers arrived at 7:40 pm and killed my brother Ishaya Fompun and his son.”
The gunmen, according to an operative of a vigilante in the attacked community who pleaded for anonymity, set ablaze residential houses before whisking away two ladies at All Nations Academy Bokkos.
He said the abducted ladies were rescued unhurt by security operatives, adding that they have been reunited with their families.
He added that the attackers disappeared unhurt.
Captain John James, Spokesperson of Operation Safe Heaven (OSH) in Plateau said on hearing, troops were mobilised troops to the areas but on reaching there, the assailants had fled to hiding.
“We notice that these attackers will just come, attack the people and disappear. We have given out phone numbers for the public to call in case of any attack or any security breach in any part of the state,” he said.
Bokkos is known for the relative peace it enjoyed in the wake of ethnoreligious conflicts in Plateau spanning over two decades but has seen rising trends of insecurity unabatedly. For instance, in 2020, a pregnant woman and 16 others were killed by unknown gunmen with several houses burnt in the Ruboi community of Bokkos local government area. In a similar attack, 13 persons were killed and five others were injured following an attack on Kwata village by unknown gunmen in 2020.