Nigerian police moves to halt incessant killings in central state
Ibrahim Idris Nigeria’s police boss
London, Oct. 18, 2017 (AltAfrika)– Nigerian police said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into recent attacks which claimed many lives in the central state of Plateau.
The local police had deployed more armed personnel to the areas of the state where gunmen wreaked havoc, Terna Tyopev, a police spokesman, told reporters.
At least 29 people were reportedly killed and many others wounded by gunmen who attacked a village in Nkyien-Doghwro area of the state on Monday.
Earlier, six persons were killed and scores of others wounded when some attackers invaded Taagbe Village in the state on Sunday. And on Sept. 7, at least 19 people were killed in a village attack in the state.
Tyopev said three units of riot policemen had been deployed to forestall further killing in the areas, in addition to a joint aerial surveillance of the affected communities between the police and the Nigerian Air Force.
Plateau state is situated in Nigeria’s middle belt where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet.