Thursday, June 8, 2023

Several people killed as gunmen attack Plateau village

Governor Simon Lalong has commiserated with victims of an overnight attack on Kubat village of the Mangu council area.

• May 16, 2023
Gunmen used to illustrate the story

Governor Simon Lalong has commiserated with victims of an overnight attack on Kubat village of the Mangu council area.

Mr Lalong commiserated with the victims in a statement by his spokesperson, Makut Macham, on Tuesday in Jos.

He expressed sadness that the attack claimed the lives of some persons, including women and children.

The governor directed security forces to pursue the attackers and prosecute them.

He described the attack as another attempt by crisis merchants and criminals to return Plateau to the dark days of pain and agony.

‘’The government will stop at nothing to ensure that those behind this scheme are dealt with mercilessly. ’This is an act that can neither be tolerated nor excused no matter the motivation,’’ Mr Lalong added.

The governor ordered the State Emergency Management Agency and the State Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ascertain the humanitarian needs of the victims.

Mr Lalong said the assessment would enable the government to offer relief services to the victims.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, President Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, Musiliu Akinsanya popularly known as MC Oluomo, and Bayo Onanuga


Lagos belongs to Yorubas; lawmakers will pass new property, business ownership laws favouring only indigenes: Speaker Obasa

“There would be laws…in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles, and we will reverse all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes.”

Food stuff (Credit: Ahmed Oluwasanjo/Peoples Gazette)


World Bank warns global economy in ‘precarious position’

According to a new report from the World Bank, high interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to slow global economic growth significantly.

Nigeria Evacuees from Sudan


Sudan War: JAMB to place evacuated students in Nigerian universities

JAMB has rolled out modalities for the absorption of returnee students from war-torn countries into Nigerian universities.

West Ham lifting the Europa Conference League


West Ham win Europa Conference League

Said Benrahma, however, broke the deadlock, firing the Hammers ahead in the 62nd minute from the penalty spot.

Kakhovka Dam


Kakhovka Dam: UN distributes 12,000 bottles of water to children

“They are also delivering hygiene supplies and other basic items to people in Mykolaiv and Odesa who have been evacuated and sought shelter in those two towns.



Windstorm killed two, destroyed 20 houses in Jigawa communities: Council boss

Some of the victims, who spoke with journalists, appealed to government at all levels for support.