The Police have confirmed two Fulani men were killed in Kasa town, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State after gunmen ambushed and opened fire on the J-5 vehicle they were travelling in on Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Tyopev Terna, who confirmed the attack, said the victims were buried Monday morning. Tyopev said investigations had since commenced.
Also, Barkin Ladi Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nigeria, Abubakar Gambo, confirmed the attack and stated that it was carried out by “Berom militia.”
He said the J-5 vehicle was carrying four persons two of whom were killed. The other two were at a private hospital recovering from various degrees of gunshot injuries.
Gambo said the incident was reported to the police in Barkin Ladi and sector 7 of Operation Safe Haven, adding that the DPO in charge of the area had sent the Divisional Crime Officer to the scene of the attack.
He gave the names of the deceased as “Malam Idris Kabiru Faya, 45 and a resident of Maitumbi village in Mangu and Malam Abdulmudallif Idris, 30, from Kombun district in Mangua”.
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