Three persons were shot dead on Friday night in Zanwra area of Jebbu Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, throwing the whole community into a fresh apprehension.
The latest incident comes less than three days after more than 195 people were killed in Christmas Eve attack in Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Mangu local government areas of the state.
It was gathered that the three persons had gone to check on their relatives who had apparently escaped to Bokkos town during an earlier invasion of their community when they were waylaid and killed by the gunmen at Lut village.
They were said to have been killed on the spot.
Chairman of Community Peace Observers in Bokkos LG, Kefas Mallai, confirmed the attack to newsmen in Jos on Saturday
According to Mallai, “Three youths from Angwan Hausawa, Bokkos town were killed yesterday( Friday) at Lut, one of the communities earlier attacked by assailants on Christmas eve.
He identified them as Lurwan Ismail, a Muslim from Ron Kulere, Muhammadu Tuka (Ron Muslim), and Mayo (Mwaghavul Christian),
“They went there to pick up their loved ones (Fulanis) who escaped to Bokkos town as IDPs when they were killed.
He said their bodies had not been retrieved by their relatives.
The recent attack, adds to the growing anxiety following the attack and harvest of deaths in the three local government areas.
Fear of reprisal had led to cancellation of Fulani festival by the Wase Emirate Council and the New Year visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos by Jos Joint Traditional Council.
The spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the killing on Saturday, saying investigation had commenced.