Police in Plateau state have recovered three corpses of passengers killed in the state by suspected herdsmen. It was reported that the commuters were killed in an ambush on their vehicle in Jebu Miango village of Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
Matthias Tyopev, the spokesperson for the Plateau state Police Command, on Tuesday, revealed that an investigation had been launched into the killing but no suspect had been arrested.
“On Saturday, at about 20:00 hours, the Divisional Police Officer in Bassa Division got information that at about 19:45 hours of the same day that a gang of unknown gunmen laid ambush on the road between DTV and Jamraf settlement in Jebu Miango Village, Bassa LGA. They were attacking unsuspecting commuters.
“After receiving the information, the DPO led a patrol team to the scene. But on sighting the police vehicle, the armed men took to their heels and disappeared into the nearby bushes.
“The police combed the area, but the bandits were not found since they spotted the police from a far distance and ran very fast. At the scene, three corpses were recovered who were killed by the gunmen. A motorcycle was also recovered from the scene," he said.
The police also recovered 24 rounds of expended shells of 7.62mm ammunitions from the scene of the crime.