Eleven Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Fresh Plateau Attack

No fewer than eleven (11) people were killed following an attack by unknown gunmen at Lopandet Dwei community in Plateau state.

The attack which also left 12 other people seriously wounded, occurred around 8:30pm on Sunday night, September 2.

A statement made by the police public relations officer of the state, DSP Terna Tyopev, to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos, with respect to that reads;

“Yesterday at about 8.30pm, we received a distress call that gunmen attacked Lopandet Dwei Du area of Jos South local government area of the state.

“We immediately mobilised to the scene. On arrival, we discovered that some people were already shot.

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Tyopev confirmed that 11 people died while 12 others badly wounded are receiving treatment at the hospital.

“We immediately rushed the victims to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Plateau Specialist Hospital.

“Doctors at both hospitals confirmed the death of 11 persons while 12 others who are badly wounded were being treated at the hospitals,” he said.

The police spokesperson also appealed to the resident to remain calm, noting that investigation has commenced to arrest and bring the perpetrators to justice.

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