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Gunmen murder newlywed teachers in Plateau

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Gunmen have killed a newlywed couple, both of whom were teachers at the BECO Comprehensive High School, Kwi, in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state.

The gunmen also injured the vice-principal of the school.

According to reports, the incident happened on Monday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, DSP Alfred Alabo, confirmed the incident to journalists.

Alabo, who did not give further details on the incident, said that the command was on top of the situation.

In a statement on Tuesday in Jos, Rwang Tengwong, National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement, a socio-cultural group, said that the incident occurred about 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

“We are saddened by the invasion of BECO Comprehensive High School Kwi by gunmen.

“Two teachers, Mr and Mrs Rwang Danladi, a newly-wedded couple, were shot dead.

“Mr Dalyop Emmanuel, the Vice-Principal of the School, was seriously injured by the armed men.

“The teachers were holding a meeting to compile results of students in preparation for the school’s 2023 Speech and Prize-Giving Day slated for this Friday.

“The injured person is currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital,” he said.

The spokesperson decried the influx of criminals in some communities in the state.

“We call on security operatives to, as a matter of urgency, raid these communities that have become enclaves of criminals, particularly Fass and Mahanga in Riyom.

“This is necessary to get rid of criminal elements that have defied law and order,” he said.

(NAN)

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