Police: Armed Hoodlums Attack District Head’s Residence in Plateau
The Plateau Police CommandÂ on TuesdayÂ confirmed the attack on the residence of the District Head of Gashish in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, John Dalyop.
The commandâ€™s spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the attack was carried out by some armed hoodlumsÂ on SundayÂ at aboutÂ 10 p.m.
Tyopev, who could not immediately confirm if there was any casualty, however, said that the traditional rulerâ€™s residence and a vehicle were burnt.
â€œImmediately we received information of the attack, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Riyom mobilised the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) to the scene.
â€œOn arrival, it was discovered that the gunmen who are not yet known razed the residence of the chief and also burnt to ashes a Peugeot 406 vehicle.
â€œThough no life was lost, the district head had shock and was rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where he is receiving treatment,â€ he said.
Tyopev said that normalcy had returned to the area, adding that investigations were ongoing for possible arrest and prosecution of those behind the crime.
He urged the residents of the area to be calm and law abiding. (NAN)