No fewer than 36 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in a fresh attack which occurred in Ahwol Ward, Naraguta community, in Jos North Local Gov
The gunmen stormed the community around 10 pm on Tuesday night, 24 August, and killed the victims, leaving several others who have been rushed to the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos, the state capital injured.
According to a report, the attack which happened behind the university of Jos initially targeted the students, but they had been ordered to stay at home until peace is restored, so the assailants attacked anyone they found in the area.
The attackers also burnt houses with people, foodstuffs, leaving the community in total destruction and agony.
The Councilor for Ahwol Ward in the community, Yusuf Ali, said people were burnt alive in the affected area.
According to the Councillor, the gunmen first vandalized the iron bridge linking the community before attacking the people which made it difficult for the security agents to assess the area when they were contacted over the attacks
He said “The gunmen were just shooting in every direction when they arrived the community around 10 pm. For now, dead bodies have been recovered and we are still searching for more victims because the shooting was too much.