February 27, 2024

A group of armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday allegedly ambushed commuters in Jebu Miango Village in Bassa Local Government Area.

Although the hoodlums fled on sighting the police, three corpses were recovered.

Items reportedly recovered from the scene include a motorcycle and 24 expended shells of 7.62 mm ammunition.

When contacted, PPRO of Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, confirmed the incident but added that no suspect has been arrested in relation to the crime.

Tyopev said, “Yesterday (Saturday), at about 20:00 hours, the Divisional Police Officer in Bassa Division got an information that at about 19:45 hours of the same day, a gang of unknown gunmen laid ambush on the road between DTV and Jamraf settlement in Jebu Miango Village, Bassa LGA.

“They were attacking unsuspecting commuters. After receiving the information, the DPO led a patrol team to the scene. But on sighting the police vehicle, the armed men took to their heels and disappeared into the nearby bushes.

“The police combed the area, but the bandits were not found since they spotted the police from a far distance and ran very fast.

“At the scene, three corpses were recovered who were suspected to have been killed by the gunmen. A motorcycle was also recovered at the scene.

“Also recovered at the scene were 24 expended shells of 7.62MM ammunition. Photographs of the dead bodies were taken.

“No suspect has been arrested yet, while investigation is still ongoing”

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