Fourteen different individual were killed yesterday in a fresh attack in Plateau State
— breakingnews nigeria (@breakingnewsnig) September 28, 2018
Naija News learnt that the incident led to the death of 14 people comprised of one child, five men and eight women.A resident of the area, who pleaded anonymity, said that the gunmen attacked the community on Thursday night.
Praying fervently now with @amyorrewing as we are receiving live updates of deaths & attacks on civilians in Jos, plateau state, Nigeria. Churches & personal friends desperately searching for loved ones, comforting the bereaved and trying to rescue those trapped in the violence.
— Frog Orr-Ewing (@missionalfrog) September 28, 2018
“Last night, some gunmen invaded this area shooting indiscriminately and in the cause wiped out nine members of a family”I cannot say what caused the ugly incident but I heard some gunshots and some persons were also injured,” he said.
DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Police Command who confirmed the incident said said that lives were lost, while many others were severely injured.He explained that the assailants took advantage of the night rains to perpetrate the “evil” act.
“Yesterday at about 10pm, our Plateau Control Room received a distress call that there were sporadic gunshots at Rukuba Road, a community opposite Kowa Hotel, Jos.”We immediately mobilised our patrol team to the scene of the crime.
“The gunmen, who took advantage of the night rains to attack residents, were later chased away from the area by the combined team of the Police and men Operation Safe Haven, a military task force. “Some people were rescued while some persons lost their lives as a result of the attack and others sustained injuries of various degrees,” he said.
Violence is not a solution to anything.
I weep for Jos,Plateau State
— Sparkle (@_ebelechukwu) September 28, 2018
Tyopev said that the injured were rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, where they are receiving treatment.
The PPRO said a combined team of security personnel had been dispatched to flash points to avert a breakdown of law and order, and urged members of the public to remain calm and law abiding. He said investigation to unravel those behind the crime has commenced.
Violence erupts in Jos Plateau state. Between Hausa gang and Rukuba gang. After a family of Nine was killed.
— 9ja Facts (@NaijaFacts3) September 28, 2018
Meanwhile,The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the two affected local government areas in Jos.
The Secretary to the State Government, Richard Tokma, whi confirmed the curfew in a statement earlier today said
“Sequel to security breach in some parts of the Jos North, Gov. Simon Lalong, has approved the imposition of a disk-to-down curfew from 6: P.M to 6: A.M in Jos North and Jos South LGAs with immediate effect.
“However, while assuring of lives and properties of the people, citizens are advised to exercise restrain to remain calm and report any suspicious movement to the law enforcement agents,” Mr Tokma said.
By strengthening the system of criminal justice law within Plateau State, it would be far easier to prosecute perpetrators of serial killings and violence with the state. However, one must not ignore the important role of credible policing as well.
— Adedunmade (@adedunmade) September 26, 2018