January 28, 2023

Armed men leave strange signature at scene of attack in Plateau

Strange inscription at scene of attack

Central Nigeria: Armed men who killed two women and a child on Monday in Plateau’s Kpachudu village of Bassa Local Government Area left a hand written signature behind, it was gathered.

A strange inscription, likely made with blood was seen on the door of the victims after the assailants left. 

The inscription is in a language that has yet to be interpreted.

Believed to be herdsmen, the killers, eyewitnesses say came from nearby hills at about 8pm, opened fire in a room where two women and a child were sleeping and immediately disappeared.

Expended bullet shells at the scene of attack in Bassa

The two women – Mrs. Asabe John, 25 and Miss Mary Andrew, 18 were reportedly killed in the room while Emmanuel David, 6 was shot outside while trying to escape.
Police and military authorities arrived the scene hours after the attack but no arrest was confirmed.

The attack was preceded by the murder of three others in nearby Ncha village on Sunday night, it was learnt.

Five people were killed three days earlier in neighboring Jos South LGA, barely 72hrs after the murder of a village Chief in Barkin Ladi, another LGA neighboring Bassa.

Authorities say they have arrested suspects in connection to the killing of the five and the Chief but no details have been given.