Armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen ambushed and shot to death Rebecca Daniel Choji, her 16-year-old daughter Suzanna Daniel Choji, and her 29-year-old son Joel Choji, in Jol village, Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) in Plateau State, as the family members were on their way to a health facility in Vwak village.
Suzanna and Joel Choji died immediately, while their mother succumbed to her gunshot wounds two days later at Plateau State Specialist Hospital in Jos.
Driver in critical condition
The three victims were members of the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) in Jol village, and were being driven to a hospital by a relative, Dachung Yakubu, as Choji’s two children were ill. The herdsmen also wounded Yakubu who, at the time of writing, was in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Plateau State Specialist Hospital.
The attack was the latest by herdsmen on Christian communities in Plateau State’s Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Bassa LGAs.