Photos: How Suspected Militias Killed Six Miners In Plateau State


Suspected Fulani militias killed six miners and injured two others in Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state.

The eight miners were waylaid at about 7:45 pm on Thurday, April 15, on their way home from a mining site.

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Barrister Dalyop Mwantiri, of Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN) a non-governmental organisation based in Plateau, gave the names of the victims as:

  1. Chuwang Williams,29, 3. children
  2. Bulus Danbom, 41
  3. Peter Williams, 39 years with 3 children.
  4. Dung Gyang, 60
  5. Dachung Gara, 44 year with 5 children
  6. Davou Dachung, 45 years, 4 children

Two others, Davou Jatau and Gyang Jatau survived with fatal injuries and currently receiving medical care at Vom Christian Hospital. In an interview with ECCVN, Davou Jatau narrated that how the attacked happened.

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“We just returned from mining site that is relatively far from Wereng, and so we decided to have a little rest before proceeding to our respective home. Unknown to us, armed Fulani were coming after us. Not long after the rest in a refreshment home, I heard sporadic gunshots at close range, everyone started running out for his or her dire life. On trying to escape, I was shot on my scrotum and immediately fall down pretending to had died in order not to be shot again” he narrated.


Update: Photos of six miners killed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau State

Update: Photos of six miners killed by suspected Fulani militias in Plateau State


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