Two Killed in Fresh Attack in Plateau Community


Two persons were reportedly killed on Tuesday night in an attack on Jol, a village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The Chairman of the transition committee of the local government, Emmanuel Jugul, disclosed this wednesday.

He said two other people were injured in the attack and are in the hospital.

“Four people were yesterday (Tuesday) night attacked in Jol, two died, the other two persons were badly injured,” he said in Jos.

According to Jugul, the attack came a day after the corpse of a herdsman earlier declared missing was discovered in the area.

“It is unfortunate that we are recording incidents of attacks again in Riyom Local Government Area. Two days ago, the corpse of a Fulani boy who had been missing since last week was found by a search party we organised,” Jugul said.

He said the incident of the missing Fulani man was reported to the Special Taskforce on Jos crisis.
The Riyom transition committee chairman had made several appeal for peace to residents of the area.
About 44 persons were reportedly killed in communal clashes in two local government areas of the state within the last month.