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Police confirm three persons killed by suspected herdsmen in Plateau community

The Plateau State Police Command on Saturday, confirmed the killing of three persons in Zawra village of Jebbu Miango in Bassa LGA of the state. The confirmation was made by the command’s Spokesman, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev.

Tyopev said, “Today, being 04/07/2018 at about 07:45 hours, the Nigeria Police Force, Plateau State Command, Jos received an information that on 03/07/2018 at about 18:30 hours, unknown armed men suspected to be Fulani Herdsman attacked Zawra area of Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA. “As a result of the attack, three persons were shot dead.”

The Spokesman gave the names of the deceased persons as Emmanuel Gado 22 years, Ladi Monday, 30 years and Mary Monday, 5 years old. According to him, Police detectives led by the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of Bassa Police Division have mobilised to the scene of crime. He added that, “One expended shell of 7.62mm ammunition was recovered, photographs of the corpses were also taken.

He further said the corpses of the victims had since been buried by their relations. Tyopev assured that investigation was in progress to track and arrest the perpetrators to face Justice. “We also appeal to members of the public to help with the needed information to unravel the mystery behind the attack,” he added.

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