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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

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