Six Killed In Another Plateau Attack By Suspected Herdsmen

Six Killed In Another Plateau Attack By Suspected Herdsmen

Six persons have been killed and three left critically injured after gunmen attacked Wereng village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected herdsmen.

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Police spokesman, ASP Gabriel Ubah confirmed the incident through a statement, noting that the attack occurred at a social centre on Thursday night.

According to Ubah, the assailants pounced on some villagers who were retiring for the day.

The public relations officer further stated that the Police Commissioner has directed the area commander to relocate to the community with more personnel deployed to restore normalcy in the area and forestall any reprisal while investigations into the matter continue.

Mr Timothy Dantong, the lawmaker representing Riyom constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly while confirming the incident described it as an embarrassment to the community.

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He said the situation was more embarrassing especially considering that there was a warning signal which he personally reported to the security agencies prior to the attack but to no avail.

The attack on Wereng is coming less than a week after eight miners were killed in Kuru, Jos south local government area of the state

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