Just In: Residents running for their lives as gunmen vow to return

This is getting out of control!

Friday, July 31, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Recent attacks in Southern Kaduna has left deep wounds in the hearts of Nigerians who await government's response in addressing the never ending killings of innocent citizens in the state, and other parts of the country.

However, as the wait continues, the attackers who seem invisible and more powerful than both the Kaduna State and Federal Governments, are still very much alive and going strong with each successful attacks.

Like Southern Kaduna, some Christian communities in Jos Plateau State, have also experienced several attacks, forcing people to flee their communities to safer places.

According to a recent report by Daily Trust, people residing in a community, in Gashish District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, have been living in extreme fear following a recent attack by unknown gunmen on a mother and her child, on Thursday night.

As a result of the attack, which happened at about 8pm, the son, Daniel Mwantiri, lost his life, while his mother, Ladi Mwantiri, was seriously injured and is currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

Since the Thursday attack, it was gathered that residents of the community have not only been living in fears but have also been leaving their community for safer places.

Narrating the incident, leader of the community, Sunday Dariyan, said their fear was further intensified on Friday morning when they got ‘information’ from some sources that the gunmen have vowed to return.

Dariyan explained that when the ‘information’ spread around the community, people started running helter-skelter, while some began packing and leaving for safety.

“I call on the government to provide us with security and safeguard our lives.

“We have only four security men in the entire community and is not enough.

“I also call on the government to organize a town-hall meeting with the different ethno-religious groups in the area so that they can iron out their differences and put an end to such attacks,” he said.

On whether the four security personnel exchange fire with the attackers, the community leader said before the arrival of the security personnel the gunmen had fled.

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