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Gunmen kill four passengers, injure two in Plateau


[FILES] Plateau

Unidentified gunmen in Plateau State on Sunday attacked and killed four persons in Nding community of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) in the state police command confirmed the incident to the News of Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Jos.

Tyopev said the ugly incident occurred on Sunday evening, adding that the villagers were attacked while returning to the village in a Peugeot 504 station wagon.


“On Sunday, at about 6:15p.m. we received a distress call from one Samson Bitrus of Gwom Nding Village that some unknown gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon on the way to the village.

On receipt of the information, Austin Agbonlahor, the Commissioner of Police in the state immediately assembled a team that went to the scene of crime but discovered on arrival that the attackers had left already.

“The team discovered that three persons were seen motionless and they were immediately taken to the Barkin Ladi General Hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. Of the three injured persons taken to the hospital, one later died while the remaining two are still receiving treatment,” he said.

The PPRO said the command had commenced investigation on the matter and called on citizens with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to urgently avail it to the police.

He advised residents of the state to be law abiding as they go about their lawful businesses.

Meanwhile, the police anti-robbery/kidnapping team at the Ogwashi Uku police division in Delta State in the early hours of yesterday killed a robbery suspect identified as Nonso Akubueze during a gun-battle with his gang members in the community.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Anthony Agbizi, who confirmed this to newsmen in Asaba, disclosed that the police team acted on intelligence gathering as they moved to the scene where the armed gang was robbing residents, including motorists around the village square leading to Ubulu Uku community.

CP Agbizi said two of the gang members during the exchange of gunfire with the police, escaped with bullets wounds, adding that the police will do everything possible to bring them to book.

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