10-year-old, Pastor, others were killed in Plateau

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From Bala TANKO, Jos

Gunmen struck again yesterday in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed four people, leaving six others with various degrees of injuries while several houses were burnt.

A source close to Gbra-Zongo village where the incident occurred disclosed that the gunmen numbering about 20 invaded the village in the early hours of yesterday and shot into the air to announce their arrival.

The chairman, Maingo Youth Development Association, Mr Nuhu Nkali, said the mode of the attack was not different from the previous ones in Irigwe chiefdom, adding that it was carried out without any resistance from the security. In this attack, four persons were killed including cleric and a 10-year-old boy.

The youth leader gave the names of those killed as Pastor Mathew Tagwai, Mr Did Sunday, Mr Duh Abba and 10-year-old Ishaku Abba.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ubah Gabriel, confirmed that four people were killed, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, had deployed more police under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations) to the community.

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