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Unidentified gunmen kill 4 passengers, injure 2 in Plateau

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….As Troops kill three female suicide bombers – Official***

Unidentified gunmen in Plateau attacked and killed four persons in Nding community of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

DSP Terna Tyopev, the Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), in the state Police Command confirmed the incident to the News of Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Jos.

Tyopev said the ugly incident occurred Sunday evening, adding that the villagers were attacked while returning to the village in a Peugeot 504 station wagon.

“Yesterday, at about 6: 15 p.m, we received a distress call from one Mr Samson Bitrus of Gwom Nding Village that at about 6 p.m. of the same day, some unknown gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon on the way to the village.

“On receipt of the information, Mr Austin Agbonlahor, the Commissioner of Police in the state immediately assembled a team that went to the scene of crime but discovered on arrival that the attackers had left already.

“The team discovered that three persons were seen motionless and they were immediately taken to the Barkin Ladi General Hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

“Of the three injured persons taken to the hospital, one later died while the remaining two are still receiving treatment,” he said

The PPRO said the command had commenced investigation on the matter and called on citizens with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators to urgently avail it to the police.

He advised residents of the state to be law abiding as they go about their lawful businesses 

In the meantime, troops on Sunday neutralised three female suicide bombers while on patrol around Kubtara village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno.

A statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday said the troops also recovered one Rocket Propelled Grenade and a suicide vest at the scene of the incident.

Mr Nwachukwu, a colonel, said that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had commended the troops for their successful exploits.

Mr Buratai, a lieutenant colonel, encouraged them to be more daring, vigilant and steadfast, as they clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

In another development, the Nigerian Army has described a video in circulation showing a soldier complaining of lack of weapons as not a “true reflection of today’s reality.”

Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said that in the video, a “supposedly soldier clad with an AK-47 rifle alleged lack of arms and ammunition, among other soldiers in a remote location.”

“This is not true, as the video was recorded in 2014 and therefore cannot be a true reflection of the present reality.

“The public are please requested to discountenance the video clip,” Mr Usman, a brigadier general, said.

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