Five people were killed by gunmen in a Plateau community on Wednesday. This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, Tyopev Terna.
He said the victims were attacked at Rawuru Village of Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area while they were returning from a birthday party at Pugu Village. The attack occurred at Rawuru village of Fan District in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area.
Two other persons were said to be injured in the attack. According to a statement signed by Terna:
“On the 27/12/2018 at about 0800hrs the Plateau State Police Command received information from Kim Timothy, the Youth Leader of Rawuru Village, Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“That on the 26/12/2018 at about 2115hrs some unknown gunmen attacked some people when they were returning from a birthday party from Pugu Village.
“As a result of the attack, five people were killed and two were injured.
“We want to assure residents of Plateau State that we have put in place comprehensive security strategies to prevent crime before, during and after Christmas.
“As such, a total of 2046 police personnel have been carefully selected, trained and deployed to protect lives and property of citizens.
“Also, we have professionally positioned patrol vehicles in strategic areas to respond promptly to distress calls from members of society.”