- The police in Plateau state has confirmed that the district head of Gashish in Riyom local government area of the state was attacked
- According to the police, the attack was carried out by some armed hoodlums on Sunday, May 6
- Residents of the area have been urged to be calm and law abiding
The Plateau state police command on Tuesday, May 8, confirmed the attack on the residence of John Dalyop, the district head of Gashish in Riyom local government area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, told newsmen in Jos that the attack was carried out by some armed hoodlums on Sunday, May 6, at about 10pm, NAN reports
NAIJ.com notes that Tyopev, who could not immediately confirm if there was any casualty, however, said that the traditional ruler’s residence and a vehicle were burnt.
He said: “Immediately we received information of the attack, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Riyom mobilised the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) to the scene.
“On arrival, it was discovered that the gunmen who are not yet known razed down the residence of the chief and also burnt to ashes a Peugeot 406 vehicle.
“Though no life was lost, the district head had shock and was rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where he is receiving treatment."
Tyopev said that normalcy had returned to the area, adding that investigations were ongoing for possible arrest and prosecution of those behind the crime. He urged the residents of the area to be calm and law abiding.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the transition management committee chairman of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, Dickson Chollom, on Monday, May 7, reported the shooting of the district head in his house and that of two others in a barber’s shop in Barkin Ladi by armed men.
An official said that the district head of Gashish community in Plateau state and two others were shot on Sunday evening, May 6.
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