Gunmen reportedly kill monarch, four others in Plateau

Gunmen reportedly kill monarch, four others in Plateau

- Some unknown gunmen have reportedly killed a traditional ruler in Plateau state

- Four other people were also killed in the attack which happened in Wereng community, Riyom LGA

- The gunmen attacked the community in the early hours of Tuesday, October 6

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A report by The Nation indicates that gunmen have killed five persons, including a traditional ruler in Wereng community of Riyom local government area of Plateau state.

According to the newspaper, the gunmen stormed the village in the early hours of Tuesday, October 6, and started shooting sporadically, leading to the killing of at least five persons.

Several others were said to be seriously injured.

Recall that another traditional ruler in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, Bulus Janka, was also assassinated earlier by unknown gunmen.

The traditional ruler was reportedly killed on Monday night, September 21, at his residence in the Rasat, Foron district of Bark in Plateau.

Istifanus Gyang, a senator representing Plateau state, described the killing as inhuman, barbaric, and devilish.

Gunmen reportedly kill monarch, four others in Plateau
The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong. Photo credit: Government of Plateau State
Source: Twitter

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In his reaction, the governor of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, said security operatives have arrested the suspects behind the killings of the traditional ruler and another operative of the Department of State Security (DSS).

He confirmed the arrest of the suspects during a discussion with community stakeholders on Thursday, October 1.

Lalong assured the people of Plateau state that the suspects responsible for the killings would face justice.

Meanwhile, previously reported that the federal government assured Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism.

This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, June 16, by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The Buhari administration called for more patience, assuring Nigerians that the military is taking appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

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