By Uzair Adam Imam
Uknown shooters descended on the Butura Community of Plateau State and killed two village heads and two other residents.
Batura is a community in Kulias village in the Bokko Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the tragic incident happened around 9:00 pm on Sunday.
The victims were Mataru Mahwash, 67 (village head), Mallan Amalam, 50 (village head), Ishaya Fompun, 50 and Daniel Ishaya, 22.
One of the residents, Josiah, who reported to have lost his brother, told journalists that the attackers were in dozens.
“Dozens of armed men stormed our community at about 9:00 pm, last night. As a result, four persons including my elder brother, Mr. Mataru Mahwash were killed.
“Upon hearing the heavy gunfire by the attackers, everyone including myself scampered for safety in the nearby bushes until the shootings were over. On our return, I found my elder brother and three others in a pool of blood.
“Our people are in serious state of mourning. They are uncertain of what would befall them next,” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau State Command, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the attack to journalists in the state.