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Photo from Riyom attack

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia invaded two communities and killed 15 people including women and children while many others sustained fatal injuries.

It was gathered that the assailants attacked Dong Kasa in Jos North Local Government Area and Kohorok village of Kwi community Riyom Local Government Area on Sunday night, May 23.

A source close to Kohorok village revealed to Nigerian Tribune that the community was invaded by gunmen at about 11:00 pm, and was under heavy bombardment by the attackers for close to two hours.

According to the source who escaped the unfortunate incident, the attackers throughout the operation were speaking in the Fulani language adding that they succeeded in killing eight of the natives while scores sustained fatal injuries.

The source told the publication that the community had earlier received a report that it will be attacked adding that nothing was done by the security agents to nip it in the bud.

“We are surprised by this attack because the community had earlier reported that there was a threat on the community. Even in the course of the attack security men did not respond appropriately,” he said.

The Coordinator, Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN, Barrister Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, who confirmed the incident said the community has been thrown into mourning following the attack.

Photo from Ryom attack

In a related development, gunmen suspected to be terrorists attacked Dong village of Jos North local government area on Sunday, at about 9:00 pm and killed seven persons.

According to reports, the assailants were said to have invaded the village and started shooting sporadically, which resulted in the killing of seven persons.

Spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP. Gabriel Ubah, who confirmed the Dong village attack, said,

“On Sunday 23/05/2021 at about 2000hrs, the Command received a distress call, that yet to be identified gunmen came out suddenly from a nearby bush, invaded Dong Village, Jos South LGA and killed seven persons.”

According to him, a combined team of Policemen, STF, Vigilante operatives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operation, raced swiftly to the scene but the hoodlums had already fled back into the bush adding that investigation has commenced on the dastardly act.

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