Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party in Sharubutu Ward of Bachit District of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, John Baren, his wife and child, were killed.
An eyewitness said the Barens were returning from the funeral of a relation when they were killed at about 3.30pm by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in a forest on thursday at Gwarim in Rim village.
Confirming the incident, a member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem, condemned the killings.
He called on the state’s Special Task Force to step up efforts to apprehend the hoodlums.
The lawmaker described Baren as a hard worker and a committed party leader.
Spokesman for the police in the state, Abu Emmanuel, said the Barens were on their way home when their attackers hacked them to death.