Barely three days after the murder of a traditional ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Jang, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen struck again on Thursday and killed five persons in K/Vom community of Vwang District in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The gunmen numbering about 20 were said to have stormed the community around 10:30pm and opened fire on the locals, who were relaxing at a spot after a hectic day.

File Photo: Gunmen

Four people were killed there while a student of the School of Animal Health Production Vom was also killed close to his shop.

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Confirming the incident, Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, said one other person was severely injured as a result of the incident.

Egbuka, who described the killing as an ugly trend, said it had posed a serious setback to the peace effort in the state.

“Last night, some yet to be identified gunmen attack a drinking joint in K/Vom community and shots five persons. But we are here and the situation is under control.

“This is a setback to the peace efforts that all stakeholders, the police, military and state government have being trying to manage,’’ he said.

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