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Six People killed along with two children in fresh Plateau attack (Graphic pictures)

By on October 3rd, 2023

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias have killed eight people, including two minors, in Adu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. 

It was gathered that the attack happened at about 9pm on Sunday, October 1, 2023, when most of the residents had already retired to their homes.

National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Monday, said the incident was a sad continuation of destruction of lives and property in the state.

“The gunmen stormed the community at about 2010hrs, positioned and sprayed bullets on the bodies of innocent people while sleeping,” he said.

“The evil perpetration continued within minutes and about eight people were killed while 5 people were injured. They are receiving treatment in hospitals

The Rigwe Nation is not only saddened by this unfortunate development and occurrence, but completely depressed knowing full well how peaceful and hospitable the Rigwe people had lived and still living,” he said. 

Narrating his experience on the sad incident, Danjuma Avu, who lost two of his children and six relatives in the attack said the gunmen shot at the people who were at the mini market square. 

According to Avu, the attackers after killing those outside the building proceeded into the building where his children under medication and two others were shot.

The deceased comprising of five males, one female and two minors have been buried at the village cemetery while the injured are receiving treatment at the hospital.

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