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Gunmen Kill 2 In Plateau



Plateau State police command has confirmed the killing of  the head driver of  the Plateau House of Assembly, Mr Azi Magaji, and  a security personnel with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Mr Edward Ankpa by unknown men.

LEADERSHIP gather that Mr Azi Magaji is also the driver to the Speaker of the Plateau State House Assembly  Rt. Hon. Joshua Madaki.

The Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO) DSP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the unfortunate  incident to newsmen in Jos the Plateau State capital yesterday .

He said  the killing  occurred Saturday night in  Zarazong community of Jos North local government area of the state.

“Last night, at about 9pm, we received a distress call that there were sporadic gunshots at Zarazong area of Jos, a community that houses Jos University Teaching Hospital( JUTH). Immediately the Police mobilised to the area.

”On arrival Mr Azi Magaji, the driver to the Speaker and Edward Ankpa, a security guard with JUTH were found dead.

“They were immediately rushed to JUTH. They  were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” he said.

He also  said Messrs Kopdi Monday and Nenman Popdak, security men on duty at JUTH Gate 4, were also found with gun shots and were rushed to the same hospital where they are currently taking treatment.

Terna  said investigation to unravel those behind the dastardly act is on top gear and asked any member of the public  with useful information to make it available to the police.

He urged residents to be calm and law abiding as the police would get to the root of the attack.



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