The police command in Plateau has confirmed the killing of six persons by gunmen in Wereng community, Riyom LGA of the state.
Gunmen Kill Six at Beer Parlour in Plateau
The command’s public relations officer, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to NPOreports on Friday.
According to Ogaba, the incident occurred on Thursday night at a beer parlour.
The statement read, “The command is aware of the unfortunate attack at a beer parlour in Wereng Village of Riyom where six persons lost their lives.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, condemned the incident and had directed the Area Commander to relocate to the community.
“More personnel have been deployed to ensure that normalcy is restored and to avert further breakdown of law and order in the village.”
He said the command had commenced an investigation to know the cause of the circumstances behind the attack and to also bring the perpetrators to book.
He reaffirmed that the security operatives will continue to protect citizen.
He, however, urged residents of the community to be law-abiding and provide any information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals.