Two persons were on Tuesday shot dead by gunmen in Ancha community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state.
It was gathered that the victims were returning home around 5 pm when they were attacked by the gunmen who laid an ambush on the road leading to the Ancha community.
A community leader in the Council Area, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the killing of the two persons to The PUNCH on Tuesday night.
Bitrus said, “We were happy that there was no attack in our community in the past three weeks but this evening, two of our people were shot dead. They were gunned down by herdsmen in a village called Ancha of Miango District at about 5 pm today (Tuesday ) being 23/11/2021. It is rather unfortunate because they have just been confirmed dead.”
Nuhu gave the names of those killed saying they were, “Daniel James,32, and Zakwe Deba, 35,”
He said the incident had been reported to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Council Area while the remains of the victims had been evacuated to the morgue.
The police Public Relations Officer in the State, Ubah Ogaba, when contacted over the incident promised to get back to our correspondent but he was yet to do so at the time of filing this report.