1000 Worshippers Escape Massacre In Jos On Sunday

Security agents in a church in Jos, Plateau State, on Sunday prevented an attack on worshippers by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The gunmen were said to have targeted the church located at the Rantya low cost area of Nyago Gyel district in the Jos South Local Government Area. They had descended from the hills and were about to launch the attack when a member of the church’s security team spotted them.
Though the gunmen, in their hundreds, immediately started shooting sporadically in the direction of the church, they were repelled by men of the Special Task Force.
An eyewitness, Mr. Godwin Okoko, said that but for the vigilance of the police and soldiers attached to the STF, who responded to distress calls by the worshippers, the gunmen would have succeeded.
Okoko said about 1,000 people were in the church  at about 10am preparing to commence Sunday worship  “when the gunmen  started descending from the hills and started shooting but were swiftly  repelled by men of the STF.”
Okoko is the country coordinator of a non-governmental organisation, Apurimac Onlus.
Plateau State Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Sunday.
He said that no life was lost and nobody was arrested.
“My men got a distress call that some gunmen were planning to attack a church as the worshippers were about to commence service. We stormed the area and there was a heavy exchange of gunfire between the gunmen and a combined force of policemen and STF.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Well done STF, the days of evil killings of our northern brodas are number . soon the Egyptians we see today, we shall see them no more.

  2. Kudos , to Nigerian army.

  3. Na wa oh... If dis happened in borno or adamawa. Dey wil say it was suspected members of BH but now dat it is jos even benue, dey wil say fulani herdsmen. Bt did d eye witness saw dem wit d herds?
    If no, y shud dey just conclude dey ar herdsmen?
    We better call a spade a spade oh before it degenerate further o.
    May God help Nigeria.

    1. So who are they? Boko Haram?

    2. Whether u call them boko haram of Fulani herds men it makes no difference. One sure name for them are evil men.

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