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Gunmen assault Plateau hospital, kill guard

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

Gunmen have attacked the Basic Hospital in Barkin-Ladi native authorities space of Plateau State, killing the safety guard within the course of.

The attackers additionally matcheted a police operative connected to the hospital and three different individuals.

The Nation experiences Barkin Ladi was a sizzling spot of assaults by herdsmen however has loved relative peace previously few months.

It was gathered the gunmen, suspected to be killers herdsmen, stormed the hospital at about 10:00 pm on Monday and shot the safety guard at shut vary.

In addition they instantly descended on the policeman on the gate and carted away his riffle.

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An eyewitness mentioned: “The gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen arrived on the gate of the hospital at about 10:00 pm. They launched a number of gunshots into the air inorder have entry into the hospital however within the course of the safety guard on the gate who tried to withstand them was shot lifeless whereas the policeman on the scene was matcheted however escaped.

“Three different individuals have been additionally wounded, the three and the wounded policeman are presently receiving remedy on the Basic Hospital.

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“The incident brought about panic within the hospital and the neighborhood. Males of Operations Protected Haven arrived the scene shortly after the gunmen fled into the bush”

Chairman of Berom Youth Motion, Heipang district within the Native Authorities Space, Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the assault and mentioned gunmen needed to penetrate the hospital however have been prevented from gaining entry.

In keeping with Tengwom: “Round 10pm on Monday, some armed males attacked the Basic Hospital in Barkin Ladi. The safety guard there was killed. A police officer on obligation on the hospital was macheted .Though he didn’t die, his riffle was taken away by the gunmen.”

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Tengwong known as on the safety brokers to research the assault on the hospital describing it as “unusual”.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Police command within the state, Ubah Ogaba, advised The Nation: ” l am but get particulars of the assault on the hospital.

“I’ll name the Divisional Police Officer in control of the Native Authorities Space and once I get the main points, I’ll let you realize.”

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