Monday 22 October 2012

Gunmen kill two Policemen, injure two others in Plateau

Jos— Unknown gunmen, Sunday night, shot and killed two policemen at their duty post at Heipang in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Two other policemen were injured in the attack.
The policemen were on duty in the village when the yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on them, according to eyewitnesses.

Coordinator of a non- governmental organisation, Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipido was quoted as saying residents were now gripped with fear as a result of the attack.

Spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) maintaining security in the state, Captain Salisu Mustapha confirmed the incident but said only one policeman was killed while another escaped.

He said investigations had commenced into the incident and urged residents to keep calm.

It was not clear at press time what the motives of the attackers were.

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