October 16, 2017 – 29 IDPs Murdered In Their Sleep In Plateau State By Gunmen Who Sneaked Into Camp Early Morning
Some Gunmen on Sunday invaded an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Nkiedonwhro village, Bassa Local Government Area, Plateau State, killing 29 inmates.
The victims were among the over 100 villagers taking refuge at the camp, a primary school.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen defied the curfew imposed on the area, sneaked into the camp at dawn and opened fire on the innocent victims, who were asleep.
Twenty-seven died immediately; two died later in hospital.
The displaced persons’ homes had been razed in the series of attacks in the locality, a situation that forced them to take refuge at the public school.