It has been reported that a Teacher, and four others in Plateau state community were killed by unknown gunmen who stormed a food joint in Miango Community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Reports say the people were eating at the canteen in Miango Community when the unknown gunmen fired shots at them which killed Miss Asabe Samuel (the owner of the shop) and a school teacher identified as Mr. Gideon Tunku and other three people.
The Chairman of Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Nkali confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos, saying;
“We just lost five of our people in a fresh attack. The victims were killed at a food shop in Nzharuvo Miango around 9:50 pm on Thursday. The shop is just along the road about 18 kilometers to Jos.
“The victims just went there to eat when the gunmen came and shot all of them dead, Miss Asabe Samuel, the shop owner, Mr. Gideon Tunku (school teacher) Bala Adi Joro, Audu Amadu Mi, and Shedrack Joshua.”
“When the attack took place yesterday (Thursday), we informed the security personnel at their duty post not more than one kilometer from the scene of the incident.
“A few hours later, around 1:18 am, a vehicle carrying ten young men was intercepted by the vigilante at Jebu Bassa community. The vehicle made some suspicious turns before it was blocked by vigilantes and when they were interrogated, they claimed to be returning to Kaduna after supplying tomatoes in Shendam. But when one of them was interviewed separately, he said a different thing and claimed to be coming from Faringada Market in Jos.
“Right now, they are at the police station in Bassa because they are suspected to be the ones who carried out the attacks in our community. ”
An investigation into the matter has been opened the moment the report was filed according to the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Ubah Ogaba.