One person was killed on Friday night while two others were injured when some gunmen opened fire in Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state. Reports gathered that all the victims were boarding school students within the locality.
A community leader in the area, Sunday Gyang, who confirmed the attack of the gunmen to the media in Jos on Saturday said the incident occured at about 7:30 pm on Friday.
The affected students were said to have gone to charge their phones at a filling station close to the school when the shooters opened fire on them, killing one on the spot, while two others sustained injuries.
Gyang said, “what happened was that yesterday afternoon (Friday) some Fulani herdsmen who were staying at a location in the community using their cows to destroy farmlands of the native community were driven away. So, last night (Friday), they sent terrorists to attack the community.
“Unfortunately, around Science School Kuru, by Emmy fuelling station opposite Assemblies of God’s Church closed to the school, the bandits who came in J5 vehicle opened fire on people.
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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Alabo Alfred, when contacted said the command was aware of the attack of the gunmen and would soon issue a press release on the incident.
The command was yet to do so at the time of filing this report.
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