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Murder: Herdsmen accused of killing 11 persons in Plateau

About 11 persons have been attacked killed allegedly by herdsmen at Diyan junction, in Rim District, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The killings, occurred in the late hours of Tuesday, resulting in the death of nine persons who died on the spot, with two others passing after getting to the hospital. However, three other individuals are in a critical state, Daily Sun reports.

Naija News gathered that the unsuspecting victims were on their way from Makera market in a vehicle before being attacked by the hoodlums.

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Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Tyopev Martias Terna, stated that 11 persons were murdered in the ambush, while three others sustained injuries.

The PPRO added that investigation had begun to uncover the asssailants and ensure justice is upheld.

Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of internal security in Plateau, Captain Umar Adams, however, said eight persons died  in the attack.

According to him, military personnel had been deployed in the area to protect life and property.

Source: Naija News

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_