Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
No fewer than five people were reportedly killed in Central Nigeria when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a group of young boys said to be returning from a Christmas celebration, in December 2018.
Several others reportedly sustained various degrees of injuries, while the attackers disappeared without a trace.
The attack occurred near Rawuru Village in Barkin-Ladi local government, south of Jos, the Plateau State capital. This followed a similar incident on Christmas day at Mafeng Hotel where three people were reportedly killed, according to online medium masarakim.blogspot.com.
“It’s quite unfortunate, but it only means we need to do more to rid the land of the embers of hatred and disunity,” said Mr. Istifanus Gyang, a Nigerian House of Reps member, who hails from the same village of the attack.
“ID Gyang,” as the PDP Senatorial candidate for Plateau North is popularly called, vowed to never seize trying to restore peace and unity in the state.