36 Feared Dead as Gunmen Attack Plateau State, Nigeria

No fewer than 36 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen while several others were injured in a fresh attack which occurred in Ahwol Ward, Naraguta community, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria

According to reports, it was gathered that gunmen stormed the community with sophisticated weapons around 10 pm on Tuesday night and killed about 36 persons while several others who sustained injuries during the attack have been rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos, the state capital.

The attackers had reportedly destroyed the bridge leading to the community thereby preventing possible access before launching the attacks.

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An entire family was burnt alive in their homes while others that attempted to run into the nearby bush were shot.

The Paramount ruler of the Anaguta ethnic nationality in the state, Ujah Johnson Jauro confirmed the attack in Jos on Wednesday

The Paramount ruler said, “Yes, it’s true. I have been informed that some gunmen attacked my people last night in Naraguta community with many casualties. But we are still investigating to know what really happened.”

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