Boxing Day: Gunmen kills 5 in Nigeria’s Plateau

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NIGERIA

By Uzo Kingsley

Police in northcentral Nigeria of Plateau state on Thursday said unknown gunmen ambushed and killed five persons while they were returning from a birthday party.

The Plateau state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Mathias stated this in a statement and a copy made available to our correspondent.

Hear him:

“On the 27/12/2018 at about 0800hrs the Plateau State Police Command received information from Kim Timothy the Youth Leader of Rawuru Village, Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State that on the 26/12/2018 at about 2115hrs some unknown gunmen attacked some people when they were returning from a birthday party from Pugu Village.

“As a result of the attack, five people were killed and two were injured.

“The five persons who lost their lives have since been buried while the two injured are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital Barkin Ladi.

“The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command Jos CP Austin I. Agbonlahor has asked the immediate commencement of investigation in the case to identify and arrest the perpetrators to face the full wrath of the law”.

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