Gunmen attack Plateau community, Rim

The gunshots were still on as at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Gunmen on Wednesday morning attacked Rim and some surrounding areas in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, residents have said.

‪Residents of the affected communities said everyone was on the run from the attackers early on Wednesday.

‪One of the residents, Emmanuel, in a telephone interview With PREMIUM TIMES at about 8:00 a.m. said “the sounds of the gun shots are ongoing as I speak with you. For now we are not sure of how many people are killed. We are calling for assistance of security agents to come to our aid.”

‪The resident said the gunshots started in the late hours on Tuesday night and continued all night.

The Plateau police spokesperson, Felicia Anslem, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.

She said the police had deployed its officers to Rim and they were on their way at about 10:20 a.m.‪

Ms. Anslem said she would provide details later.

More details later…


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