Three farmers on their way to the farm, were shot dead by gunmen in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to eye witnesses, the event occurred in the Renwienku community in the Miango region of the council area, where gunmen had killed someone five days prior, after attacking several local farmers as others managed to flee from the attack.
On Monday, Nuhu Bitrus, a spokesman for the Miango Youths Development Association, confirmed the latest attack on the farmers to our correspondent in Jos.
Bitrus said, “It was around 7am on Monday when some villagers heard some gunshots”.
“When they rushed to the scene, they discovered the bodies of three villagers lying dead on the bush path in the pool of their own blood. The victims just left their homes at Renwienku village, a few minutes earlier and were going to their farms where they were shot dead on the way”
Friday Bulus, a neighborhood citizen who regretted the deaths, identified the victims as Friday Yakubu, 39; Sunday Nah, 45; and Musa Evi, 57.
According to Bulus, the three bodies had been moved from the bush to the community for burial.
“I’m just at the place now where we are making arrangement to bury the victims .The community is not happy over the continued attacks and killing of our people in this manner. This is not the first time this is happening to us. About five days ago, one farmer was killed while some others escaped after they were attacked in their farm. And now, they have killed three persons again.
“We reported the previous incident to the Special Task Force and the police and we have also reported this latest killing to them.
“We want them to stop those killing our people for no reason and ensure that justice is done .
“How can our people continue to be killed while going to look for food in their farms. This is unacceptable to us”