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Suspected terrorists kill 35 in a Christain dominated Yelwa-zangam community in Jos

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Suspected terrorists struck in the capital of Plateau State and killed over 35 persons at Yelwa zangam community behind the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

Yelwa-zangam community is dominated by Christian Anagutta natives.

The attack occurred barely one week after over 25 Muslims traveling from Bauchi to Ondo State were killed in Gada -Biyu – Rukuba road in Jos North LGA by unknown gunmen.

Witnesses said the gunmen invaded the community around 9 pm on Tuesday, burning houses and shooting anyone on sight.

It was gathered that the gunmen disabled the bridge leading to Naraguta community, preventing any access to help before launching the attacks.

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At of the time of this report, it was learnt over 35 corpses have been recovered.

An entire family was burnt alive in their homes while others that attempted to run into nearby bush were shot. Several persons sustained gunshot wounds and are being treated in the hospitals.

Security personnel had been drafted to the area.

As at the time of this report, search was ongoing to recover more bodies from the nearby bush.

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