Just a week following the assault on traders returning from a market in the Heipang community, located in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, unidentified attackers have once again taken the lives of two traders.
It was gathered that the latest victims who were all women were returning from Kinat Community when they were attacked by the bandits on Friday evening.
Kinat Community is in Halle Ward in the neighbouring Mangu Local Government Area.
A trader who escaped the attack, Moses Jat confirmed the killings to The PUNCH in Jos on Saturday.
Jat said, “Fulani herdmen attacked some women of kinat community coming from the market yesterday (Friday) evening. They killed two people and two other persons also sustained injuries.
“Those who were injured are currently receiving treatment in the hospital . But the question is what exactly did this people want that they are attacking even traders who were returning from the market ? It is by the Grace of God that some of us escaped the attack.
The Media officer for the Military Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James could not be reached to speak on the incident when contacted by our correspondent as his phone line was switched off.
Also, efforts to speak with Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Alabo Alfred on the incident proved abortive as he phone rang out when contacted.