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Gunmen Invade Plateau School, Kill ‘Newly-Wedded Couple’

Report from Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria says, suspected gunmen have killed a couple, who were teachers at BECO Comprehensive High School, Kwi in Riyom LGA of Plateau.

 

The gunmen also reportedly injured the vice-principal of the school during the attack.

 

The teachers were reportedly holding a meeting in preparation for their prize giving day when the gunmen invaded, The Cable reports.

 

In a statement on Tuesday, Rwang Tengwong, national publicity secretary of Berom youth movement, a socio-cultural group, said the incident occurred at about 3pm on Monday.

“We are saddened by the invasion of BECO Comprehensive High School Kwi by gunmen,” Tengwong said.

“Two teachers, Mr and Mrs Rwang Danladi, a newly-wedded couple, were shot dead.

“Mr Dalyop Emmanuel, the vice-principal of the school, was seriously injured by the armed men.

“The teachers were holding a meeting to compile results of students in preparation for the school’s 2023 speech and prize-giving day slated for this Friday.

“The injured person is currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital.”

Tengwong lamented the influx of criminals in some communities in the state, and called on the security agencies to flush them out.

“We call on security operatives to, as a matter of urgency, raid these communities that have become enclaves of criminals, particularly Fass and Mahanga in Riyom,” he said.

“This is necessary to get rid of criminal elements that have defied law and order.”

Alfred Alabo, Police Spokesperson, Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said the command was “on top of the situation”. – TC

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