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Gunmen kill cleric and two others in Plateau

Gunmen kill clergyman and two others in Plateau

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Fulani militias killed a clergyman of the Assemblies of God Church in Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State.

According to the Nigerian Tribune, the cleric (name omitted) who resided in Npat village of Kombun district in Mangu, was shot dead in his compound at around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 by the gunmen who stormed his residence to rustle cattle.

“The militiamen forced their way into the enclosure of the deceased around 10:00 p.m.; the cleric who had seen them earlier came out of his house and hid somewhere inside, but was spotted where he was hiding by the militias and was shot,” a source close to the source said. the family to the publication.

“Not only did the militiamen kill him, but they left with his cattle. The cleric was later found in the pool of his blood and died on the way to Mangu town hospital,” the source added.

The rampaging militias also killed two youths identified as Elisha Dalyop and Abednego Davou, in Jol and Byei villages of Riyom local government area of ​​the state on Wednesday, May 25.

One Patrick Joshua suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently receiving treatment at Vom Christian Hospital.

Confirming the attack, Hon. Adams Joshua, a councilor representing Jol ward in Riyom local government area, said the attack happened around 10 p.m. in Jol and Byei, when Fulani herders believed to be in large numbers invaded the community and opened fire. , killing two people and injuring one.

He said that after carrying out the bloody attack, the gunmen disappeared, leaving the community in pain.

Gunmen kill cleric and two others in Plateau

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