Gunmen kill Pastor and four others in Plateau community

Five persons have reportedly been killed by gunmen at Kimakpa village of Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. 

National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Development Association ((IDA), Sam Jugo said the killing took place on Monday, June 5, at about 12 midnight.

Those killed have been identified as Pastor of Assemblies of God Church Keall, Pastor Dauda Dalyop, Mrs Chummy Dauda, 57 years, Mr. Chwe Ajuhs, 26 years, Mr. Joshua Kusa, 45 years and Mrs Rikwe Doro 43 years old.

He said in a statement;

“We woke up this morning to another sad one. In the middle of the night of 2nd June, 2024, criminal invaders attacked and killed 5 of our residents in cold blood at Kimakpa.

“The criminal elements who came in their numbers with heavy weapons killed a pastor of Assemblies of God Church Keall, Pastor Dauda Dalyop.

“Two persons were severely injured and are currently undergoing treatment at home. Troops of Operation Safe Haven were instantly mobilized to avert further genocide. There’s uneasy calm in Kwall District.

“This sad incident came just two days after some disgruntled elements ambushed some Rigwe youths on motorcycles while returning from Gero mining site and killed instantly Mr Irmiya Musa Timbi and severely injuring one other.

“We use this medium to further appeal for calm to enable the security agencies carry out their investigations. We should upscale our vigilance, avoid night movements to distant destinations and suppress the urge for reprisal or taking the law into our own hands and give the security agencies the benefit of the doubt. In as much as we are quite saddened by this condemnable incident, we cannot afford to aggravate the situation by seeking self help at this time.

“We call on the security agencies to do the needful by fishing out the culprits so that those affected will see justice being served as that’s the only way to restore the confidence of our people.”

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