Gunmen kill traditional ruler in Plateau
- Some gunmen have invaded a community in Plateau state
- The gunmen killed the village head of Gyangyang village in Jhar Chiefdom of Kanam local government area, Alhaji Mohammed Suleiman
- The assailant invaded the traditional ruler's house at about 1am on Friday, September 29
Unknown gunmen at midnight attacked Gyangyang village in Jhar Chiefdom of Kanam local government area of Plateau killing the acting village head, Alhaji Mohammed Suleiman.
A family source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the gunmen invaded the house of the deceased at about 1am on Friday, September 29, and killed the traditional ruler.
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The source said that the gunmen who carried sophisticated weapons stationed some of their men outside the house to ensure that nobody interfered with their operation.
“We heard when they shot him and when we made efforts to come out, the gunmen stationed outside started shooting sporadically,” the source said.
The chairman of Kanam local government area, Hamidu Bale, confirmed the incident to NAN.
“I have spoken with the Divisional Police Officer and other security agents and they have moved to the area.
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“They will tell us after their investigation exactly what happened,” he said.
However, when contacted, ASP Terna Tyopev, the Plateau police command’s public relations officer, said that he was yet to be briefed about the incident
“I will call the DPO in the area and I will get back to you,” Tyopev told NAN.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the assistant commissioner of police in Zamfara state, Emmanuel Adeniyi, was abducted by some gunmen.
Adeniyi reports said was kidnapped while driving along Kastina/Kaduna road.
The Zamfara state's commissioner of police, Shaba Alkali, also confirmed the incident said.
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