Gunmen Kill 28-Year-Old Man In Plateau Community


A 28-year-old man, Gyang Samson, has been killed by suspected Fulani militias.

The member representing Barkin Ladi Federal Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Dickson Chollom, paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased.

The deceased youth and his two friends were said to be returning from a neighbouring village in Gyemburuku when the gunmen attacked them around 8 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Kan-Zot Foron community, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.


The Vice Chairman of Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation, Foron District, Barnabas Zih, who confirmed the death in a statement on Monday, said Gyan’s friends escaped during the attack.

“On a sad note, an attack was carried out by suspected Fulani on Ratsat Rung, Dogo Na Hawa (Gyemburuk) River on the road. Three boys, both residents of Ratsat Rung FORON district were coming from Dogo Na Hawa (Gyemburuk) around 8pm yesterday, May 12, 2024. They were attacked around Ratsat River, popularly known as Kan Zot Foron, which led to the death of one Mr Gyang Samson, a 28-year-old man. Pray for the family and community,

” the statement read.


Speaking during the visit on Tuesday, Hon Chollom, urged residents to be more vigilant and to report any suspicious movement to the authorities.

He commended the security agencies for their prompt response and called on them to intensify their efforts in tracking down the perpetrators and ensuring they are brought to justice.



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