No fewer than four people were reportedly killed by terrorists in Dungwel village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Sunday evening.
Shedrack Gambo, one of the victims’ relatives who spoke with our correspondent, said the victims were all killed in the attack, though some were injured.
“They all died in the attack, and others were also injured in the incident. The community is presently in shock and grieving. Please pray for us,” Gambo said.
The attack was confirmed to newsmen in Jos by the spokesman for the Military Taskforce, Captain Oya James.
“I have called the commander of the FOB, and he confirmed the figure, and he further explained that when the troops got to the village, It was like the assailants went there for a specific person, with the village head as the target.
“According to what the troops were told, the assailants on arrival were asking for the house of the village head. When the people saw what was happening, they started running away,” he said.
According to him, the terrorists razed the house of the village head with his family members inside before troops who were alerted rescued the victims.