Tension as gunmen kill pastor, 2 sons in fresh Plateau’s attack
A pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN, Rev Musa Hyok, was on Saturday night killed alongside two of his only sons in the Ganawuri community of Riyom local Government area of Plateau.
According to a report by AIT, the incident which occurred late Saturday night was said to be a reprisal attack following the killing of three Fulani youths on Wednesday in Ganawuri.
Youth leader of Ganawuri, Song Mura, who confirmed the development to AIT said trouble started when some duspected Fulani kidnappers were arrested during the Market day last Wednesday but later escaped in the hands of Fulani Vigilante who were to keep them before the arrival of security operatives.
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According to Muru, the situation degenerated into an argument and later escalated to crisis leading to the death of three youths despite several meetings and appeals for calm, some duspected Fulanis still launched an attack on an innocent family who had nothing to do with the last Wednesday’s incident.
The Plateau State Police Command through its spokesman DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident and said the command has commenced an investigation to unravel those behind the attack.
As of the time of filing this report, the Pastor and his two sons are being buried amidst tension in the entire Ganawuri axis.
Men of Operation Safe Haven and other security operatives have taken over the entire Ganawuri Community to restore normalcy.