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Gunmen Kill 10 In Plateau

Ten people, were on Sunday killed by unknown gunmen around Kwatas village, in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State.

The attacked area is said to be the village of former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Titus Alams.

It was gathered that, Kwatas, a community neighbouring the Plateau State University, was reportedly attacked at about 9pm.

It was also gathered that 10 corpses were evacuated to a mortuary in Bokkos town.

The attack is coming few weeks after unknown gunmen killed 12 people in neighbouring Kulben village, in Mangu LGA of the State.

However, when contacted, the Spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, confirmed that there was an incident in Bokkos last night.

Ubah said, “But as we speak, I cannot tell you much, because we are on our way to the scene of the incident, it is after that I can give you full details”.

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Abuja-Kaduna railway: Again, gunmen abduct travelers, shoot others at Rigasa Station

Gunmen on Saturday attacked vehicles conveying travellers shortly after arriving Rigasa railway station from Abuja, injured some of them and abducted several others.

‎A NAN report on Sunday said the attack occurred along the road linking airport road from the railway station at about 8pm.

A similar attack occurred on Friday at about the same time on the same road after passengers left the train station heading to their homes in Kaduna and other places.

Already, some families of those abducted have been contacted by the kidnappers demanding N20 million ransom.

One of those shot by the kidnappers is currently in critical condition at the 44 Army Reference Hospital Kaduna receiving treatment.

An eye witness at the train station motor park told NAN on condition of anonymity that some of the vehicles hurriedly turned back when they heard gunshots.

“This is the second time they attacked vehicles conveying travellers who alighted from the train along the same road.

“A similar incident happened on Friday night and again they attacked travellers on Saturday night,” he said.

Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incident and pledged to provide details later.

A similar attack earlier in the month was denied by authorities.

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