14 people, were reportedly on Thursday night along Rukubu Road in Jos, Plateau State Capital by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen who invaded the Rukubu Road community linking the Rukuba Barracks at about 8 pm, local time, shooting at random, left 14 people, including a family of 9 dead in the incident that has long caused pandemonium in the area.
However This day reported that the assailants reportedly attacked the home of a famous woman in the area called Mama-Kogi at about 9 pm on Thursday, killing her and members of her family including Blessing, Ruth, Jonathan, Cynthia and Majesty. Others in the neighbourhood were also killed in the attack.
It was gathered that the incident left people running away from Terminus Market to their house for safety, as the community has been enveloped by grief and anger. The incident has reportedly degenerated into violence in the area, and escalated to Gada-biu, where two other persons were killed, and Akpata, where another person was also killed, and indeed other parts of the city.
Army officers however showed up in the affected areas battling to quell the violence, as there are palpable tension and fears that there might be resurgence of the violence after the Juma’at prayers. Though the spokesman of the Military Special Task Force (STF) said he will issue a statement on the incident, however there are speculations that more persons may have been killed in the violence.
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