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New Year Eve: Again gunmen kill 4, injures 2 in northcentral Nigeria

New Year Eve: Again gunmen kill 4, injures 2 in northcentral Nigeria


By Uzo Kingsley

Gunmen has on Sunday evening killed four persons and left two others injured in northcentral Nigeria of Nding village in Ryiom Local Government Area of Plateau state.

This will be the second attack in Plateau since the yuletide season began leaving a total number of nine person’s dead, with their killers still unknown, Sky News Africa reports.

According to a statement sent to our correspondent by the Plateau state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Mathias, it reads that the gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon conveying the victims who were heading to Nding Village.

He said, “On 30/12/2018 at about 1815hrs, the Plateau State Police Command, Jos received a distress call from one SAMSON BITRUS of Gwom Nding Village, that on the same date at about 1800hrs some unknown gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon on the way to Nding Village.

“The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command CP Austin Agbonlahor having received the information immediately assembled a team that raced to the scene of crime but discovered on arrival that the attackers had left the scene of crime.

 “On the scene of crime, 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.

“Three injured persons were also taken to the Hospital and out of the three persons that were injured, one of them died while receiving treatment, but the remaining two persons in the hospital are responding to treatment.

“Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses and volunteer information that could lead to the timely arrest of the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face the full weight of the law”, the statement read.

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