Fulani Herdsmen: Police confirms killing of 5 persons in Plateau

ASP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident to newsmen on Friday in Jos. Gunmen suspected to be he...

Police confirms killing of 5 persons in Plateau herdsmen attack

ASP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident to newsmen on Friday in Jos.

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed five persons in Dantako and Nzharuvo communities in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

ASP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos.

According to him, the incident that occurred on Thursday night left scores severely injured and many properties destroyed.

“Yesterday, gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked and killed four Irigwe persons at Dantanko and a Fulaniman at Nzharuvo communities in Miango district of Bassa local government.

“The deceased persons are identified as Emmanuel Joseph, Christopher Joseph, Peace Joseph, Henry Audu and Samuel Isah.

“The corpse of Samuel Isah has since been buried, but that of the remaining four are deposited at the Jos University Teaching Hospital’s (JUTH) mortuary,” he said.

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The PPRO explained that those injured, including a four-year old child were receiving treatment at Enos hospital, Miango.

He said investigations were ongoing to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

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