A 50-year-old farmer from Plateau State, Gawan Zhwe, was killed by gunmen.

It was gathered that Zhwe was killed in his home alongside two other persons in Nkienzha village, Bassa local government area of ​​the state, on Sunday.

A community leader in the region, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed this to our correspondent in Jos on Monday.

Bitrus said that before the three people were killed, the armed men had already attacked another villager, killing him on the spot.

He said: “Nkienzha village was attacked by armed men last night (Sunday). Those killed during Sunday's attack were Gawan Zhwe, who is over 50; Lydia Yakubu, over 48 years old and Nuhu Yakubu, 23 years old.

“The attackers also injured two other people including Zhime Yakubu and Monday Yakubu. But before last night's attack, which led to the deaths of the three people, the attackers killed another villager, Musa Wolo, the day before.

“So, in total, we have four people who were killed and were buried not long ago. Even the Commander of Sector 3 of Operation Porto Seguro was present when the victims were buried”

The Irigwe Development Association, an ethnic umbrella body in local government, condemned the new attacks.

In a statement released on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Davidson Malison, the association described the attacks as unacceptable and called on security agents to fish out the perpetrators wherever they are hiding.

“The leadership of the Rigwe Nation, through the Traditional Council and the Development Association, has described the resurgence of attacks and killings as callous and barbaric and warned the perpetrators to immediately put an end to the chaos being unleashed on the land.

“While sympathizing and condoling with the nation, the paramount ruler of the Rigwe Nation, the Brra Nggwe Rigwe, His Royal Highness Rev. Ronku Aka (retired) and the outgoing National President of the IDA, Prince Amb Robert Ashi, with concern and Serious faces, caught the attention of security agencies and insisted that the perpetrators should not be allowed to continue to roam the streets like good people, but should be immediately detained and made to face the wrath of the law.

“We also appeal to the constituted authorities to do what is necessary to restore normality in the country, so that we can continue our activities without problems and failures,” the statement said.