Gunmen Kill Two Persons, Injure Two in Plateau Renewed AttackAgabus Pwanagba, Featured, Latest News, News Friday, October 25th, 2013
The relative peace now enjoyed in Plateau State was punctured in Shiwer village in Amper District of Kanke Local Government Area of the State, when four persons were ambushed by unknown gunmen, killing two and leaving the other two seriously injured.
Shiwer Youth Organisation in a statement signed by its President, Dimka Goma, and made available to African Examiner in Jos on Friday, called the attention of the Local and State Governments as well as security agents to the incessant attacks that have bedeviled the community in recent months.
It reads in part, “This trend which started some months ago, on Wednesday 23rd, October, 2013, culminated in the tragic killing of two villagers and wounding of others when almost 30 armed gunmen invaded the village in the afternoon shooting sporadically.”
Elkana Gofyer a villager and Mohammed Katsina a driver of one of the construction firms constructing Amper- Shiwer-Dopkpai road were those killed by the militia, while Kopdimma Babu and Deshi Bukgakah sustained injuries from gunshots and are receiving treatment in the hospital in Pankshin and Amper respectively.
African Examiner gathered that for sometime now, the villagers in Shiwer-Dopkpai have for sometime now been constantly harassed by gunmen engaged in cattle rustling.
The statement further said, “The attackers after shooting the driver of the construction company, who died instantly, used his vehicle and escaped with their loot to Dokpai where the vehicle was abandoned.”
The group appeals to the Dokpai community to cooperate with its sister district to close the gap that is being exploited by the criminals.
Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Felicia Anslem, for confirmation proved abortive, as she was not picking her calls as at the time of filing this report.
Also the spokesman of the STF, Captain Salisu Mustapha could not be reached as his phone was switched off as at the time of filing this report.
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