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Gunmen kill two, flood kills four in Plateau

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
30 August 2022   |   3:55 am
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani terrorists, yesterday, shot and killed a 30– year-old man, Mr. Nehemiah Goholshak, in Dangper village of Mangun District of Mangu Local Council of Plateau State.

Bandits. Photo/VOANEWS

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani terrorists, yesterday, shot and killed a 30– year-old man, Mr. Nehemiah Goholshak, in Dangper village of Mangun District of Mangu Local Council of Plateau State.

The incident occurred at about 7:00p.m. at his residence in Dangper village, which generated tension among the residents in the area.

Goholshak ‘s uncle, Mr. Timothy Goholshak, who confirmed the incident, said the victim died instantly from the gunshot.

He also told newsmen that the corpse of another man was also found, dumped along Mangu – Bokkos Road less than two kilometers away from Dangper village at about 8.00p.m. of same day.

The deceased, who was also an Okada rider, was into active politics and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) organising secretary in Mangu ward.

Two years ago, the deceased person’s elder brother was also shot and killed in same house and spot.

Last year, security operatives killed some bandits in a maize farm in the same village.

MEANWHILE, four people, including a couple had died in a flood at Nyelleng and Gwabi communities of Pankshin Local Council of Plateau State.

Chairman of the council, Audu Kak’mena, who visited the communities, expressed sadness over the incident, which claimed the lives of a pastor, his wife, and two others, following a heavy downpour in the area.

The only bridge linking the area with the outside world was submerged in the flood.

Some residents returning from a neighbouring local market lost their lives, while trying to wade through the river.

Kak’mena, who sympathised with the victims’ families and the community, said the visit was to condole with them and assess the level of damage caused by the flood.

The chairman advised residents to be cautious while crossing rivers during the rainy season to avert further re-occurrence and assured them of the council’s support.

Responding, the eldest son of Evangelist Daniel Goma who was killed by the flood alongside his wife, Jonathan Daniel, thanked the chairman for the visit.

The Chairman was also at the house of Nendirmwa Kamshinen, a pregnant woman, who sustained injuries as a result of the flood.

Kamshinen had explained that she was carried by the flood while crossing the bridge and thanked God that  she was able to hold a tree inside the river and escape death.