Three siblings of the same parents and two women were killed by suspected herdsmen in Kwal, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Plateau state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ubah Gabriel, confirmed that the victims were killed in two separate attacks in Kperie and Gbra Zongo communities of Kwal on Tuesday.
The PPRO, noted that the investigation was ongoing to unravel those behind the killings.
Daily Sun gathered that the assailants first killed three children from the same family in Gbra Zongo village before moving to the neighbouring Kperie community where they also killed two women. A resident of the committee, Danjuma Anthony, confirmed the killings in Gbra Zongo village and gave the names of the deceased children like Rachel, 6, Jacob, 3; and one-year-old Charity.
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Anthony said: “The family is in pain because those killed during the attack in Gbra Zongo were the children of my younger brother. The children were just sleeping in their hose around 9:45 p.m. when the gunmen who were about three came and killed them.
“The father was not at home because he had gone on a security patrol of the community while the wife who was at home was sleeping in another room. This kind of unprovoked attack and the killing of innocent children only shows the level of insecurity our people are facing in the community. It’s really unfortunate.”
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.