Tragic Loss, As Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen on Duty Post in Northern State

Tragic Loss, As Gunmen Kill 2 Policemen on Duty Post in Northern State

  • Tragedy has befallen residents of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state following the loss of two police officers
  • Reports say the two officers were killed on the spot while on duty at a checkpoint by unknown gunmen
  • It was further gathered that when the evil perpetrators launched the attack, they whisked away with the weapons of the officers

Plateau, Riyom - A recent report has confirmed the killing of two police officers in Kuru community of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state.

The Daily Trust newspaper in its report on Friday, August 19 says that some unknown gunmen stormed the checkpoint of these two officers and shot them dead on the spot.

Unknown Gunmen
The Plateau state police command is yet to issue a statement confirming the incident. Photo: NPF
Source: Facebook gathered that the weapons of the two officers were taken away by the killers of the officers after the incident.

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How it transpired, witness recounts

Recounting what transpired during the incident, the uncle of one of the deceased, Abubakar Abdulkarim disclosed that the incident happened at the checkpoint close to Kuru Government Science Secondary School.

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According to him, his nephew, Muktar Hassan, got hit twice with a bullet that later took his life.

Meanwhile, the uncle of the deceased, Mr. Abdulkarim confirmed that the deceased has since been buried.

The deceased, Hassan operated in the counter-terrorism unit of the state police command before his demise.

In Jos, police recapture notorious fleeing inmate, 25 other suspects arrested

Meanwhile, the Plateau state police command has launched a successful operation to recapture a fleeing prison inmate, Mohammed Ibrahim.

It was gathered that in November 2021 Ibrahim masterminded a prison break at the Jos custodial centre where he successfully escaped.

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Some few months down the line, the police have recaptured him and he is expected to appear before the court for prosecution.

Gunmen kidnap Plateau village head’s wife, kill son

Also, another group of gunmen stormed Angwan Baraya community of Mangu local government area of Plateau state.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the community head, Baba Yarima Jabil alongside his wife, while his son was shot dead.

Contrastingly, the Plateau State police command in reaction to the incident says it is yet to receive any report on the incident.


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