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7 killed as suspected herdsmen raid Jos suburb

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday killed seven persons in Dong Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Residents in the Wild Life Park area of the city were cooped indoors following heavy gunfire by the marauding gunmen.

The incident was confirmed in a statement issued by Plateau police spokesman, ASP Ubah Ogaba, on Monday.

“At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, we received a distress call that gunmen invaded Dong Village and killed seven persons,
“A combined team of policemen, personnel of Operation Safe Haven, and Vigilance operatives, raced to the scene but the hoodlums had fled into the bush.

“Investigation is on-going, Frantic effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

“Meanwhile security has been beefed up in that area to prevent escalation of violence or reprisal,’’ he added.

Ogaba called on members of the public with useful information on the whereabouts of the criminals to report to security agencies.

He also advised residents of the community to be law-abiding, insisting that the security agencies would do everything to fish out the perpetrators.

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