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PLATEAU: Gunmen kill six miners in Jos 

GUNMEN have again killed six persons in Plateau State.

The latest victims were said to be miners who were carrying out their activities at the Turu community in Jos South Local Government Areas of the state when gunmen attacked them on Tuesday night leading to their death.

It was learnt that following the death of the miners, youths from various communities in the area blocked the Jos -Abuja highway in protest, leaving commuters stranded on the road

The attack on the miners comes less than two days after gunmen killed no fewer than seven persons in two separate attacks that occurred in Wereng and Heipang communities of Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government areas respectively.

The lawmaker representing Jos South and Jos East federal constituency in the National Assembly, Dachung Bagos, confirmed the latest killing in a statement on Wednesday

The statement signed by his aide, Danja Dafwam Yakubu, called on the government to come to the aid of his constituents and stop further attacks on the communities

The statement read, “The member representing Jos South/Jos East in the House of Representatives, Dachung Musa Bagos, is disheartened about renewed attacks on communities in Plateau State by suspected herdsmen.

“Bagos described as sad the last night attack (Tuesday, April 25, 2023) at 8:00 pm where six people were killed at mining spot in Farinlamba Turu, Jos South Local Government of Plateau State”

The lawmaker who is also the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Anti-corruption wondered how criminals beat security agents “to perpetrate these heinous acts and vanish into thin air without resistance.”

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