Gunmen have attacked a market killing one person in the Heipang District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau state.
The National Publicity Secretary for the Berom Youths Moulders Association, Rwang Tengwong, revealed this in a statement on Monday, saying one other was wounded by gunshot from the attack.
Tengwong said the attack happened around on Sunday between the hours of 7 and 8pm, adding that the hoodlums attacked their victims who were returning from the popular Kara cattle market.
“As a result, one Umar Idris was killed while the other victim is said to have sustained gunshot injury and is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Barkin Ladi.
He said the community immediately mobilised its vigilante group who confronted the hoodlums that escaped through the Potato Value Chain Market.
“The Vigilante members could not engage further as the attackers were well armed,” Tengwong said.
The state police were yet to react to the development as at the time of this report.