From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police have confirmed the killing of six persons in Riyom Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the police command, ASP Gabriel Ogabah, made the disclosure in a statement to journalists in Jos Friday afternoon. He revealed that the victims were shot dead in a drinking spot Thursday night.
“The Command is aware of the unfortunate attack at a beer parlour in Wereng Village of Riyom LGA where six persons lost their lives.
“The Commissioner of Police condemned the incident, directed the Area Commander to relocate to the area and more personnel were deployed to ensure that normalcy is restored,” it said.
The statement which further stressed that the police is hopeful in arresting the suspects soonest said; “investigation is on, to unravel the circumstances that led to the attack and to bring the perpetrators to book.”
Wereng community has suffered heavy attacks by gunmen since the beginning of 2021, with many lives lost.