The Plateau State police command has arrested seven suspects who allegedly killed three persons in Gura-Riyom community of Jos South Local Government Area of the State.
The victims said to be coming from Sabongida Kanang on Sunday were attacked by some youths from Gura-Riyom in Sot Ward of Gyel under Jos South Local Government Area.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Mathias Terna Tyopev who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday said, “On Monday at about 8.a.m, one Musa Ahmadu and two others jointly lodged a complaint at our Bukuru Division that some youths from Gura-Riyom in Sot Ward of Gyel in Jos South, on Monday at about 11.p.m. attacked and killed some of their family members who were on their way to Sabongida Kanang.
“Our detectives were immediately mobilised to the scene of the crime and with the assistance and cooperation from the youths of the community, seven suspects have been arrested and they are assisting us in our investigation, ” Tyopev said.
He gave the names of those killed as Aminu Angara, 36, Aisha Musa, 40, and Daniel from Manga village.
Tyopev also said gunmen killed a 62-year-old man, John Atu, and injured three members of his household at Kwall village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to him, the incident occurred on Monday night.
“On Monday, at about 8.a.m, one Robert Zarachi, the youth leader from Kwall in Miango District of Bassa, reported at our Division in the locality that at about 10:45.p.m, some gunmen attacked the house of John Atu, a 62-year-old man.
“As a result, Atu lost his life and three other members of his household sustained severe injuries from gunshots, ” he said.
He said the deceased has since been buried in accordance with the Irigwe rites and that the injured members of his family were currently receiving treatment at Enos Hospital, Miango.
The police spokesman said investigation has commenced towards arresting the perpetrators of the heinous crime.