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Father, son, killed by gunmen in Plateau community

The serene Bureh community in Mangu local government area has been thrown into mourning after gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen killed a man identified as Hon. John Mai Kyau and his son, while the wife who managed to escape death is battling for her life in the hospital.

The killing of Mai Kyau who is a local politician, occured in Wednesday night when the gunmen stormed the village and attacked them.

It was learnt that during the attack, the gunmen also inflicted injuries on Mai Kyau’s wife who was rushed to a hospital in Mangu where she is currently receiving treatment.

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A resident of the Bureh Community, Salisu Maikudi, who confirmed the attack said the victims were buried on Thursday afternoon.

“Last night, gunmen attacked our Bureh village in Mangu Halle Ward and killed two persons. Those killed were John Mai Kyau who contested to represent the Ward in the locality sometime ago.

“The gunmen also killed his son while his wife sustained injuries. She is at the hospital receiving treatment presently.

“So, this afternoon, we just buried the two victims who were killed during the attack,” he added.

The lawmaker representing Mangu South in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Bala Fwangji, who also confirmed the attack, described it as “unfortunate”.

“I’m in Abuja now but my people called to inform me about the attack which led to the killing of two persons. I will visit the affected village as soon as I return. What happened is rather unfortunate,” the lawmaker said.

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