A man and eight members of his family were attacked and killed in the early hours of this morning Thursday October 10th by men suspected to be cattle rustlers. The man identified as Tsok Gwom, who is a cattle rearer, lived in a community in the Bajin Kogi Forum District of Barkinladi LGA of Plateau State, was killed alongside his wife, his sister, one other woman, five children and the man’s neighbour.
Eyewitnesses said armed men numbering over 30 stormed the area around 2.00am and massacred the family. The gunshots they fire during the attack alerted vigilante members in the community who launched a reprisal attack, killing about 12 of the attackers.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations officer in Plateau, Felicia Anslem, said policemen have been deployed to the area.