Gunmen kill policeman in Jos

A policemen was shot in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Gunmen on Monday shot dead a police corporal, Munir Jibril, at Ganawuri Village, near Jos, in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Olakpe, who confirmed this in Jos on Tuesday, said Mr. Jibril was killed while on patrol along with his colleagues.

“The incident happened around 2 p.m. on Monday when the patrol vehicle was attacked by the gunmen,” he said.

The police boss said the corpse of the slain policeman had been deposited at the Plateau Specialist Hospital for autopsy.

“There are no arrests as yet, but we are already combing the area in search of the culprits.’’

Mr. Olapke described the incident as “very sad and unfortunate’’, but assured members of the public that the command would not be deterred in its effort to restore peace in Plateau.

The local government area has been a theatre of violence, resulting in lots of casualties in the last few years.

At one of the funerals for hundreds of villagers killed in Maseh of Bachit District on July 8, 2012, a Senator, Gyang Dantong, and Plateau House of Assembly Majority Leader, Gyang Filani, died in a stampede when gunmen opened fire on the mourners.

(NAN)

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