Just a week after the assault on traders in Heipang community, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, unidentified attackers have struck again, claiming the lives of two traders.
The victims, both women, were returning from Kinat Community in the neighboring Mangu Local Government Area when the bandits attacked them on Friday evening.
Kinat Community, situated in Halle Ward within the Mangu Local Government Area, has been marred by this tragic event. Moses Jat, who managed to escape the attack, confirmed the harrowing incident to The PUNCH in Jos on Saturday.
According to Jat, the assailants were Fulani herdsmen who attacked the women from Kinat community returning from the market. Tragically, two people lost their lives, and two others suffered injuries.
Jat said, “Fulani herdmen attacked some women of kinat community coming from the market yesterday (Friday) evening. They killed two people and two other persons also sustained injuries.
“Those who were injured are currently receiving treatment in the hospital . But the question is what exactly did this people want that they are attacking even traders who were returning from the market ? It is by the Grace of God that some of us escaped the attack.
The Media officer for the Military Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James could not be reached to speak on the incident when contacted by our correspondent as his phone line was switched off.
Also, efforts to speak with Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Alabo Alfred on the incident proved abortive as he phone rang out when contacted.