'How gunmen killed over 30 people in attacks on Plateau villages'


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By Polycarp Auta

Police have explained how a gang of gunmen killed over 30 people in villages in Bwoi District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The gunmen had invaded the villages shooting sporadically at about 11:56 p.m. on Tuesday, DSP Alfred Alabo, spokesperson for Plateau Police Command said in a statement.

Alabo said following information about the attack as it was going in the area from an officer, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bartholomew Onyeka, directed immediate deployment of armed personnel to the area.

”The commissioner of police expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident that has claimed the lives of yet to be identified persons from various villages within the area.

”At about 11:56 p.m. on Tuesday, we received a distress call from one of our Police officers in charge of Tanknale village of Mangu, that some gunmen were shooting sporadically in a nearby village.

”The commissioner immediately mobilised all assets in the command to the scene to ensure that the suspects are arrested and brought to book.

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”Further information from the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), ACP Bawa Sale, who was also present at the scene, reveals that with help from other security agencies in the command, the hoodlums were chased away,”he said.

He explained that due to the superior fire power of the security personnel, the hoodlums abandoned four motorcycles, a Sharon vehicle and some items used for their nefarious activities.

”As we speak, the culprits are on the run while our officers are still on their trail with the aim to ensure that they are neutralised and arrested,”he added.

Alabo maintained that the commissioner of police has called on residents of the area to remain peaceful adding that security agencies have modalities on ground to nip the criminals.

He also called on the residents with useful information to avail it to the security agencies for prompt action


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