Six miners killed in Plateau

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Suspected gunmen have killed six miners in Plateau State. The latest victims were carrying out their activities at the Turu community in Jos South Local Government Areas of the state when gunmen attacked them on Tuesday night leading to their death.
It was learnt that following the death of the miners, youths from various communities in the area blocked the Jos -Abuja highway in protest, leaving commuters stranded on the road

The attack on the miners comes less than two days after gunmen killed no fewer than seven persons in two separate attacks that occurred in Wereng and Heipang communities of Riyom and Barkin Ladi local government areas respectively.

The lawmaker representing Jos South and Jos East federal constituency in the National Assembly, Dachung Bagos, confirmed the latest killing in a statement.
According to Bagos, those killed include Ishaya David, 25 years from Tana; Paul Adamu from Dangyuruk, 23; Bitrus Mancha from Dantou, 43; Davou Boyi from Dawurum, 40; Joseph John from Dawurum, 39; and Timothy Peter, 35.

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