Gunmen kill policeman, 27 others in Plateau



By TAYE OBATERU

JOS — A police corporal was among 28 persons killed, yesterday, when gunmen attacked two communities around Ganawuri in  Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

He was among the security personnel posted to the area to  maintain peace following the outbreak of violence.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed Da Jak and Attakar  communities setting their houses on fire and gunning  them down as they tried to flee.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed  the killing of the corporal identified as Jubrin Sule, saying he was on a peace mission to the area.

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He said no arrest had been made but investigations had  commenced into the attack.

Also confirming the attack, a member representing Riyom  Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr.  Daniel Dem, said dozens were killed but could not give the exact number.

He lamented the continuous attack on his people without the security men on ground doing anything to protect them.

He reaffirmed his earlier call for a review of the security  arrangement which he said was not yielding expected result.


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