6 killed as gunmen open fire on Plateau villagers

At least six persons have been killed after gunmen invaded Wereng village in Riyom local government area of Plateau state.

Three other villagers were injured in the Thursday attack, the police said.

The attack occurred at night when villagers were planning to go to bed.

There had been rumours that the villagers might be attacked any moment but it was unclear if security agencies acted on the information.

Wereng had been under attack a number of times before now.

State police spokesperson Gabriel Ubah said in a statement that the security agency was “aware of the unfortunate attack at a beer parlour in Wereng village of Riyom local government area where six persons lost their lives.

“The Commissioner of Police condemned the incident, directed the Area Commander to relocate to the area and more personnel were deployed to ensure that normalcy is restored.

“Meanwhile, investigation is on to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and bring the perpetrators to book.”

Sahara Reporters

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