A woman has claimed that she escaped death when gunmen suspected to be Fulani militias allegedly attacked miners at Ntill in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The woman was found by students of the Plateau State University Bokkos in the early hours of Monday, May 4.
The students initially thought she was mentally unstable, however, upon interrogation, the woman said she and other miners were working when gunmen stormed the site and opened fire on them. She managed to escape but does not know the fate of other workers.
A student shared photos of the woman as well as her story on Facebook. Longpan Elkanah wrote;
“This old woman is from Vom in Plateau state. She went to a place called Ntill part of Bokkos LGA of plateau state for local mining of tin. While they were working, according to what she said, the nearby Fulani herdsmen began to shoot guns toward them they run but the Fulani men kept pursuing them she could not tell where went her coworkers because it was struggling for survival as she said,”
“How valid or sound is this information hence am not a journalist. At 5:am we usually pray at the students center everyday. So this woman appeared from no one can tell exactly where she is coming from among us. We thought she was a mad woman but we are as well skeptical best on the happening in this country daily, one can as well disguise him/herself. So as we interrogated the woman thoroughly, then she told us the above episode. We then helped her tracing her way home,”