A village called Kulben in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State was attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits, and the lives 10 persons were taken.
Punchng reported that the attack was confirmed to them by one of the resident of the village, identified as Moses Fwan, on Monday, in Jos.
Fwan revealed that the sad incident which occured on Sunday night and several houses belonging to villagers were destroyed by the bandits before they fled the community.
Fwan said, “Armed Fulani militia group attacked our community in Kulben village within Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“The gunmen came to the village at about 10:00 pm on Sunday 10/09/2023 and killed 10 of our people. They also injured many others and destroyed our properties including houses.
“Presently, our people are mourning the gruesome killing of their kinsmen and arrangement is ongoing to conduct mass burial for the victims.”
The Chairman of Mwaghavul Development Association in Kombun District, Dr. Elisha, also confirmed the attack.
Dr. Elisha said, “From the information I got, 10 persons were killed during the invasion. I’m on my way to the village.”
When contacted, the Spokesman for the Plateau state Police Command, Alfred Alabo and the media officer for the Military Special Task Force in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James, both said they are unaware of the incident.
However, James promised to investigate the incident and take necessary action to forestall further occurrence.