Gunmen Kill 3 In Plateau Attacks

At least Three persons has been confirmed killed by suspected gunmen while many others were injured in a deadly separate attack on Miners in Yelwa Zangam general area of Jos North LGA and a commutter vehicle along Jos Jungir road in Bassa LGA of Plateau State .

Confirming the killings in Jos the Plateau State capital yesterday the police public relations officer of the Plateau State police Command ASP Gabriel Ubah told our correspondent that gunmen stormed a mining site at Yelwa Zaggam in Jos North LGA and shot two miners. He said one person later died while the second person is recieving treatment at undisclosed hospital.

He further explained that gunmen also attacked a commuter bus along Jos Jungir road in Bassa LGA where two other persons were burnt to death in the buse. According to him the motive of the attackers is not known adding that security personnel are on the trail of the fleeing pepertrators with a view to arrest them to face the full wrath of the law.

Meanwhile, Governor Lalong in a statement issued by the director of press and public affairs Dr. Simon Makut Macham condemned the attack on Miners and the killing of commuters

Lalong who commended security forces for swiftly responding to the situation and restoring normalcy, directed them to go after the attackers and make sure all those behind the attacks are brought to justice.

He also commiserated with the families of the victims and survivors, assuring them that Government will stop at nothing to ensure that those who carried out the dastardly acts are fished out and made to pay for their actions.

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The Governor also reiterated his call to citizens to report any suspicious activity within their environment to the Police, Operation Safe Haven, Operation Rainbow, the Civil Defence, other law enforcement agencies, the traditional rulers or other community intelligence channels.

Meanwhile, the Governor has directed the Secretary to the Government of the State to coordinate the response and visit those injured and receiving treatment in the hospital to ensure they are receiving good care.

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