Six members of a family were killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen inside their home in Dangwal village, Ganawuri district of Riyom local government of Plateau state along Jos-Kaduna-Abuja road on Monday night May 27th. See previous report here
According to reports, the gunmen arrived Dangwal Village at about 8pm on Monday and headed straight to Lo-Gwong Du family house where they murdered 6 members of the family.
Speaking to newsmen in Jos, one of the family members, Lyop Gideon, a 25 year- old mother of 1 and survivor of the attack said she escaped death by pretending to be dead.
Lyop’s baby also survived the attack as the gunmen decided to spare the baby’s life who at the time was in her grandmother’s arm. The grandmother was however killed. Lyop’s husband, Gideon Gyang, his two parents, two siblings and a cousin were all killed in the attack.
“I laid flat on the ground as they opened fire, killing everyone. My baby yelled from my dead mother…