Armed men attack Plateau, shoot community leader, two others

Armed men attack Plateau, shoot community leader, two others

- Armed men shot the district head of Gashis community and two others in Plateau state

- The district head, Gwom Rwei Gashis was found unconscious and has been rushed down to Barkin Ladi general hospital

Dickson Chollom, the transition management committee chairman of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, on Monday, May 7, reported the shooting of the district head in his house and that of two others in a barber’s shop in Barkin Ladi by armed men, Premium Times reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that an official said the district head of Gashis community in Plateau state and two others were shot on Sunday evening, May 6.

He said: “Gwom Rwei Gashis (the district head) is unconscious and has been rushed down to Barkin Ladi general hospital.”

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Chollom said the special task force on the Jos crisis (STF), also known as “Operation Safe Heaven” reported the shooting of the community leader to him.

“Gashis commander, Awolor, confirmed to me that Mr Gashis’ residence was attacked and burned down. The chief was found unconscious in the house when the security agents forced the entrance to the house opened. He was unconscious and rushed down to Barkin Ladi general hospital," Chollom said.

According to him, one of the victims who was shot at the barber’s shop has been moved from Barkin Ladi to the general hospital in Jos, following his critical condition due to the deep injuries sustained from the bullet wounds.

“On 6/05/2018, at about 7:45pm, one Danladi Adamu and Raphael Pwajok were shot by an unknown gunman at a barbing saloon located at Bokkos Road junction, Barkin Ladi. The two were injured, but are responding to treatment at the general hospital, Barkin Ladi.” he said.

Barkin Ladi as well as other communities in Plateau state have witnessed several violent clashes, mainly between migrant herdsmen and farming communities.

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NAIJ.com previously reported that two children were confirmed dead and three others injured following a bomb explosion in Fadaman Rake area of Hong local government in ‎Adamawa state.

Residents reported that the incident occurred at about 7pm local time and forced many people to flee their homes.

A local vigilante said the bomb was delivered in a polythene bag to some children who were playing by a yet to be identified driver in a starlet.

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Source: Naija.ng

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