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3 killed in Plateau ambush

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos—Three people were,Saturday night, ambushed and killed in Zangwra community, Miango District, Irigwe Chiefdom of Plateau State in what residents say is yet another attack by herdsmen.

The three were said to have met their death while returning home on a motorcycle while two others escaped with injuries.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident saying it occurred at about 7.30pm on Saturday and was reported at about 8pm by residents.

A resident named those killed as John Esije, 32, Monday Nzwe, 38, and Mr. Saku Giyeri, 41years and the survivors identified as Sunday Bala, 33 and Gudu Gara, 25. Both have been taken to an undisclosed hospital.

The District Head of Miango, Daniel Chega, regretted that the incident occurred after series of security meetings and agreements with security agencies and the herdsmen’s leaders aimed at ending the killings.

He called on villagers to remain calm and not take laws into their hands and appealed to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the act.


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