Policeman, village head killed in fresh Plateau attacks

A riot policeman, attached to the Special Task Force, has been killed while two men, among whom was the village head of Rarin village in  Sho community of Barakin Ladi Local Government Area, were killed in renewed attacks in Plateau State.

The village head was identified as Ibrahim Boyi, while the other victim was named Pam Dung.

The incident is coming less than three weeks after 13 people were killed in the same community while they were on a police-protected convoy.

Our correspondent gathered that the policeman, identified as Adewale Kafaru, was from MOPOL 45, Abuja, but attached to the STF on internal security in Jos.

Kafaru’s killers also went away with his AK 47 rifle.

While Kafaru was killed on Friday while on duty at a checkpoint in Wereh Unity Junction in Dorowa Babuje, also in  Barakin Ladi LGA, the two other two men were ambushed and killed by some unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Sunday while on their way to the church.

It was further gathered that the attackers invaded the village from two fronts – one from Gindin Aakwati direction, and others from Kurra-Falls area.

The victims’ bodies, according to the Executive Director of Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipdo, were evacuated by soldiers, who made little effort to respond to the distress calls from the villagers.

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