Two cousins whose names were given as Ibrahim Nyam and Jimmy Pam were ambushed and killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen as they were heading to Jos from Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau at the weekend.
According to family sources who do not want their names in print, the unknown gunmen attacked the men and left them in the pool of their blood on Saturday evening. Both men, our correspondent gathered, were married and had children.
Riyom and Barkin Ladi LGAs of Plateau had been crisis ridden for over a decade and the rate of attacks in those areas has been on the rise in the past few weeks.
Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Police command, DSP Abu Emmanuel confirmed the sad incidence to our correspondent on phone yesterday.
He said the corpses of the deceased have been deposited in the mortuary as the Police have begun investigation to unmask the perpetrators of the act.
Similarly, the member representing Riyom / Barkin Ladi in the Federal House of Representatives, Istifanus Gyang has described the ambush as “barbaric, a reign of terror and occupation of the people,” saying it is totally illegal and unlawful.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give an immediate directive to the military high command as he did in the case of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, to end the killings.