By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Shortly after the Inspector General of Police (IGP) issued a security alert on likely terror attacks on Jos and the FCT, unknown gunmen have attacked Dong Community adjacent Wild Life Park and Kwi village, adjacent Yakubu Gowon Airport Heipang on Sunday night, where 14 persons were butchered to death, including children.
This development was confirmed by the state security agencies that on Sunday at about 8pm, the Command received a distress call that yet to be identified gunmen came out suddenly from a near by bush, invaded Dong Village, Jos South LGA and killed seven persons.
A combined team of Policemen, STF, vigilante operatives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operation, raced swiftly to the scene but the hoodlums had already fled back into the bush.
Investigation is ongoing, Frantic effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects. Meanwhile Security has been beefed up in that area to prevent escalation of violence.
Senator Gyang I D Representing Plateau North at the National Assembly whose constituency and constituents have been victims of sustained attacks, loss of lives and displacement from ancestral homes, condemned in strong terms the renewed attacks, describing it as dastardly, wicked and unwarranted.
The Senator noted with concerns that available information indicates that some persons at a meeting with the Police the week preceding the attacks, vowed to visit mayhem on helpless communities.
“It is therefore incumbent on the Plateau State Police Commissioner to arrest and prosecute those very persons forthwith,” he said.
Senator Gyang further called for decisive action against all those that are known to security agencies, the OPSH, Police and the DSS for the serial killings, displacemment and forceful occupation of ancestral homelands of communities in Plateau North. He says inaction on this matter will amount to condonation and complicity.
The Senator said that he is sad that the peace which the people of Plateau North have been working hard to rebuild is adversely affected by this dastardly attacks.
He urged vigilance and prayers by all well meaning and peace loving citizens.