There has been a fresh attack in Joi Village of Riyom in Plateau following an ambushed by suspected Fulani militia, viewpointnigeria.com is reporting that the incident October on Tuesday evening around 7:30 pm.
The report states that four people were said to have been ambushed by suspected Fulani militia as they were returning from a nearby village.
As a group of 4 persons was walking, bullets were said to have been rained on them from nearby bushes, instantly killing a teenage girl (Suzana Choji Daniel). The remainder of the group of 3 then fled in different directions as they sought cover.
Two of them were chased down by the assailants and shot multiple (i.e., late Mildred’s mother – Mrs. Rebecca Daniel and Dachung Yakubu). However, they survived with life-threatening injuries and are since receiving treatment at a hospital in Jos.
The last fellow (Joel Choji) who ran in a different direction could not be found initially and as such was declared to be missing. However, a quick search by youths from the Jol community found his bullet-riddled corpse amongst the bushes.
It would be recalled that Jol village has seen numerous attacks by herdsmen in the past few years (up to 27 by ViewPointNigeria’s count). Last week, the Operation Safe Haven operatives quit the village, purporting disagreements with youths in the community.
This would be the second attack in Plateau in the past 24 hours. Earlier yesterday evening, Fulani militia were purported to have attacked and burnt down Farin Moto village in Jos North LGA.’