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Six family members killed by unidentified gunmen in Plateau

Six family members were on Monday night killed as gunmen attacked the house of one Gyang Dachung of Nakai Danwal Village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau Command, DSP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Tuesday in Jos.

It read, “This morning at about 6.00am, Mr. Boyi Dalyop, the Youth Leader of Nakai Danwal Village of Riyom, reported to us that, last night (Monday), gunmen attacked the house of Gyang Dachung and killed six members of his family.

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“Immediately, we mobilised to the village, took photographs of the dead bodies and released them to the relatives on demand for burial,” he said.

The police PRO explained that the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the Command, Aliyu Tafida, had visited the scene for assessment.

Also, he said the Command had deployed more armed personnel to the community and had intensified patrol in order to avert any reprisal attack.

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