Ten persons have been killed on Christmas and boxing day in two fresh attacks unleashed on Barki Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau state by gunmen.

The attacks aslo left five others injured.

Five of the victims were reportedly killed on Wednesday night as they were celebrated the Christmas season at Rawuru community, while five others were murdered after in a hotel located at Gwol the previous day by the gunmen.

A leader in the community, Mr Francis Chong, confirmed the fresh attack on the people to the Punch in Jos on Thursday.

He said, ” Yes, I can confirm to you that the attacks actually took place. What happened was that on Wednesday, seven people were moving about in Rawuru community after celebrating the Christmas party organised in the locality when they suddenly came under attack by the gunmen. Five of them died as a result of gunshot wounds while two others are still in the hospital

“Before the attack in Rawuru, five other villagers were shot and killed the previous day while they were also celebrating the season in a hotel in Gwol community. From the look of things, this is a clear case of resumption of terror attacks on the people and we are calling on the security agencies to rise up to the occasion and stop the fresh onslaught against our people.”

Plateau State police spokesperson, DSP Mathias Terna is yet to confim the killings. When contacted, he said he was attending a security meeting.


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