No fewer than 21 people lost their lives on Thursday in two attacks in Plateau State. Armed men believed to be cattle thieves attacked the home of one Tsok Gwom in Kukek community in Bajin Kogi Forun District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.
Gwom was killed in the attack which took place around 2 am. Street Journal gathered that apart from Gwom, 3 women including his wife and 5 children were also killed. All the bodies were with bullet wounds.
Some residents disclosed that on hearing gunshots, members of the vigilante team of the community pursued after the suspected thieves and killed 12 of them in a battle that left manty members of the vigilante team injured.
The attack was confirmed by Felicia Anselm, the Spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, though she could not state the casualty figure as of the time of filing the report. .