Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

2 gunmen, 3 farmers killed in duel

12 February 2013, 07:21

Jos - Unidentified gunmen on Monday killed three persons on their farms at Kassa Village in the Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.

The Special Task Force (STF) maintaining peace in the troubled state, said in a statement in Jos that two of the suspected attackers were however, gunned down by STF troops who swiftly rushed to the scene.

The statement, signed by the Media Officer of the STF, Capt. Salisu Mustapha, said that the attackers invaded the farm at about 8:00 a.m. and opened fire on the farmers.

"The STF quickly responded to the distress call from some of the fleeing victims but on sighting the troops, the gunmen opened fire on them.

"This led to a gun duel that resulted to the killing of two of the suspected attackers.

"STF personnel also arrested four of the gunmen who were injured in the process, while three AK 47 rifles and a locally made rifle were recovered from them.

"Also recovered were 45 rounds of 7.62 (special) and 31 other cartridges,’’ the statement said.

The statement also disclosed that gunmen on Saturday attacked some cows while grazing at Kassa area of Ropp in the Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area.

"The attackers killed six cows and injured three others but the STF cordoned off the affected area and arrested two suspects while further investigation is on-going."

The statement added that gunmen on Sunday also attacked cows at Kubel Village in Barkin-Ladi, killing 17 of the cows while nine were wounded.

"Five of the cows are still missing, but the STF personnel have arrested three suspects," the statement said.

It warned people disturbing the peace in Plateau to desist from the act as the STF was ready to deal with them decisively.

- NAN

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
The trouble with Buhari’s approac...

The recent massacre of scores of fellow Igbo and brethren in our homeland by the invading and marauding Fulani herdsmen is not just heart-rending but …  Read more...

Submitted by
MRS CONCERN
Kogi poly lecturers’ extortion fr...

The standard of education in Nigeria has fallen, but what is currently happening in Kogi state polytechnic is very bad. Read more...

Submitted by
Ogbo Awoke Ogbo
'History will destroy you if you ...

Nigeria is not dealing with religion. Nigeria is not dealing terrorism. Nigeria is not dealing with ethnic suspicion and tribal hatred - we really don't have issues with each other on personal levels. Read more...

Submitted by
Don Tommy
Like Nnamdi Kanu, like Saro-Wiwa

We all are watching as history is repeating itself in Nigeria in the most dramatic of fashions. We may recall that after Obasanjo handed over to Shagari in 1979... Read on Read more...

Submitted by
Anagbogu Chukwudi
Relooting the loots

For many years, the Nigerian antigraft agency, the EFCC has been allegedly recovering funds looted by prominent office holders. Read more...

Submitted by
Daniel Evo
The way forward to achieve peace ...

Nigeria as a country has failed in many ways such as religion, ethnicity ,believe, leadership,Democratic conduct. Read more...