Gunmen Attack Kills 11, Injures 12 In Jos


Gunmen attack in Lopandet Dwei, Jos South Local Government of Plateau State, on Sunday has claimed the lives of 11 people and 12 others in need of medical attention. 

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed the community, about 8.30 pm, and opened fire on the people before driving off.

A statement yesterday by police spokesman, Tyopev Matthias Terna, said: “On September 2, about 20.30hrs, the Plateau State Police Command, Jos, received a distress call that gunmen attacked Lopandet Dwei, Du, in Jos South Local Government Area.

“We immediately mobilised to the scene and on arrival, we discovered that some people were shot. The victims were immediately rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Plateau Specialist Hospital.

“Eleven persons have been confirmed dead by doctors from both hospitals while 12 others, who sustained injuries, are still receiving treatment.

“More security personnel have been deployed in the area to prevent further attacks while investigation is on.”

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