Senator, another lawmaker killed in fresh bloodbath on the Plateau..Mark Shocked



another bloody day was recorded in Plateau state today as the scene mass burial for the of yesterday’s violence has recorded high profile casualties.Newsdiaryonline.com has learnt that a Senator Gyang Dantong and Honourable Gyang Fulani were among those killed as people  gathered in a village to embark on mass burial for those killed earlier.

Today’s killings occurred in a village called Matseh in Riyom Local where  mass burial had scheduled for about 50 people had killed in a pastor’s house .There has no official confirmation of this figure.Newsdiaryonline.com learnt that another prominent figure is a member House of Representatives identified as Hon.  Simon  escaped death.

The senator and others met their untimely death as attackers  were alleged to have suddenly started shooting  at random as people gathered for the mass burial.Dantong and Fulani among others fell victim  in the process.

Gyang Fulani until his death  was the Majority Leader,Plateau State House of Assembly.

Late Senator Dantong until his death was the Chairman on and  hailed  from Bachi district  of  Riyom local area of  the state.He was a medical practitioner representing Plateau North in the Senate .

Fulani hailed from Powoll village in Haipang district of Barkin Ladi constituency which he represented at Plateau State House of Assembly.

There has no immediate statement from the police or any of the security agencies,our correspondent said.

In a swift reaction ,President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has  described what he called  the assassination of Senator Gyang Dantong in Plateau State as shocking adding that “the incessant killings of Nigerians must be stopped .”

at levels and security operatives  Senator Mark stressed must rise to halt these senseless killings.

“We must do everything within the ambit of our laws to ensure that this type of murderous acts is stopped. As a , we must just rise against those are determined to return us to a state of nature where life had little or no value,” he lamented in a very subdued voice.

Describing the death of Dantong as “a personal loss,” Senator Mark said the deceased was “a patriotic parliamentarian, quintessential gentleman and committed nationalist who was killed in active service to his fatherland.

He called on the security agencies to bring the perpetrators of this gruesome deaths to justice.

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