Gunmen have killed no less than four persons in Dungwel village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Sunday evening.
One of the relatives of the victims, Shedrack Gambo, who spoke with our correspondent said the victims all died in the attack while some sustained degrees of injuries.
“They all died in the attack and others were also injured in the incident. The community is presently in shock and grieving. Please, pray for us,” Gambo said.
The spokesman for the Military Taskforce, Captain Oya James, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Monday.
“I have called the Commander of the FOB and he confirmed the figure and he further explained that when the troops got to the village. It was like the assailants went there for a specific person with the village head as the target.
“According to what the troops were told, the assailants on arrival were asking for the house of the village head. When the people saw what was happening, they started running away,” he said.
According to him, the bandits razed the house of the village head with his family members inside before troops who were alerted rescued the victims.
James, added, “The village head also escaped but the assailants set his house ablaze. If not for the intervention of the soldiers, the wives of the village head and his children who were locked inside the house would have died because the house was still on fire when the troops got there and everywhere was filled with smoke.”
He added that the troops had to break into the house and rescue the people.