Governor Jonah Jang
Seriki Adinoyi â€¨in Josâ€¨
Some unknown gunmen yesterday allegedly opened fire on farmers in their farmlands in Kassa village of Barkinladi local government area of Plateau State, killing three persons and 23 cows in the process.
A statement by the Media Officer of the Special Task Force (STF) on Jos crisis, Captain Salisu Mustapha, said the STF personnel, “swiftly moved to the scene of the attack” exchanged gun fire with the gunmen, leading to the killing of two of the attackers.
Salisu said the STF also arrested four of the gunmen and recovered some weapons from them, adding that 23 cows were also killed, nine wounded and five reportedly missing.
Some of the recovered weapons are AK 47 rifles, one locally made rifle, 45 rounds of 7.62mm special and 31 cartridges.
The STF also warned that any individual or group of persons bent on fomenting trouble in the state to desist or have themselves to blame.