BREAKING: Gunmen kill three Plateau farmers in fresh attack

Gunmen have attacked locals of the Renwienku community in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing three farmers in the raid.

According to reports, Friday Yakubu, 39; Sunday Nah,45 and Musa Evi, 57 were en route to their farm when they were shot dead by the gunmen on Monday morning.

The incident occurred in the Miango district of the council area of the community where gunmen had staged a raid just five days ago.

A spokesman for the Miango Youths Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the latest attack on the farmers to our correspondent in Jos on Monday.

Bitrus said, “It was around 7 am on Monday when some villagers heard some gunshots.

“When they rushed to the scene, they discovered the bodies of three villagers lying dead on the bush path in the pool of their own blood. The victims just left their homes at Renwienku village a few minutes earlier and were going to their farms when they were shot dead on the way”

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Another local said that the three corpses had been evacuated from the bush to the community for burial.

“I’m just at the place now where we are making arrangements to bury the victims. The community is not happy over the continued attacks and killing of our people in this manner. This is not the first time this is happening to us. About five days ago, one farmer was killed while some others escaped after they were attacked on their farm. And now, they have killed three persons again.

“We reported the previous incident to the Special Task Force and the police and we have also reported this latest killing to them.

“We want them to stop those killing our people for no reason and ensure that justice is done. How can our people continue to be killed while going to look for food in their farms. This is unacceptable to us”

The Plateau State Police Command is yet to officially respond.

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