Gunmen kill 2 persons in Plateau village


Two persons were ambushed and killed yesterday by unknown gunmen in Wereng-Kum village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 11:00p.m., on Sunday night, leaving Bulus Dantoro, 35, and Dung Christopher, 28, who were returning home on motorcycle dead.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) ASP Tyopev Marthias Terna confirmed the incident.

Terna said the victims were macheted to death with knives.

“The death bodies were recovered in the scene at about 8:15 am in the morning by miners who were on their way to mining camp.

“The police recovered two sticks belonging to the gunmen and a motorcycle belonging to the deceased persons in the scene,”Terna said

The PPRO, however, said that investigation was on to fish out the perpetrators.

The Chairman of Riyom Local Government Area, Hon. Emmanuel Danboyi Jugul, has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the killing of his people before they are wiped out.

Jugul also said several persons have been ambushed and killed by suspected gunmen in the last one week and no arrest has been made.