Sorrow Tears and Blood in Plateau State: Gunmen kill Senator and State Assembly Leader during Mass Burial Ceremony
July 9, 2012 in Recent News
SaharaReporters has just learnt that Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop and Gyang Fulani, the majority leader of the Plateau State Assembly, were among several people murdered today during a mass funeral in the Barakin-Ladi local government area of Plateau. A member of the House of Representatives, Simon Davou Mwadkwon, was also seriously injured in the attack.
Senator Dantong Gyang Dalyop was a PDP member and chaired the Senate committee on health.
Nigerian senate spokesperson Senator Ayinnaya Abaribe confirmed the tragic event to SaharaReporters. Our sources disclosed that the murdered officials were attacked as they attended a mass funeral for more than twenty men, women and children killed in the area in a gruesome attack launched by yet unidentified gunmen yesterday.
“It was a horrible sight,” said a source who witnessed the tragedy. “People ran helter-skelter as the gunmen continued to shoot,” he added.
Culled from Sahara Reporters