Two killed, three others injured as gunmen attack mining community in Plateau

 

Gunmen believed to be Fulani militias attacked the Yelwa Zangam hamlet in Plateau State’s Jos North Local Government Area, killing two people and injuring three more.

On Tuesday, February 15, the residents of Yelwa Zangam, largely adolescents, were working at a mining site in the region when gunmen equipped with sophisticated weapons swooped down on them and began shooting at random.

People ran in various directions, with two people being shot dead and three others requiring treatment at a local clinic for gunshot wounds.

“This incident happened precisely 9:45 am, we were about settling down for the day activities when the sound of gunshots rented the air before we could put our act together the gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen had surrounded us,” a source said.

“All of us scampered for safety by running towards different directions but two of us were killed and three others injured.

How they penetrated the community in a broad daylight is still a surprise to us,” the source added.

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