Gunmen storm school kill ,two teachers, injure VP in Riyom LGA of Plateau

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By Israel Adamu,Jos

Gunmen suspected to be herders have killed two teachers and injured a Vice Principal at BECO Comprehensive School in Kwi, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Principal of the school Dantoro Gyang, confirmed this to newsmen in Jos early Tuesday Morning.

He said ” The staff members of the school were on routine meetings at about 4pm yesterday when some armed herdsmen led their cattle into the premises for grazing, adding that they were confronted by the security men on duty.

He added that “while the security men interrogated them on why they grazed into the school’s premises; the staff came out of the meeting to see what was happening.

The Principal added that “While we are trying to engage them on the need to vacate the school premises, two of them suddenly brought out guns, pulled the triggers, and instantly killed two of my teachers, while the Vice-Principal (Adminstration), Dalyop Emmanuel Ibrahim, and one other person were shot in the abdomen.

“As I am talking to you now, one of those injured is presently receiving treatment at General Hospital Riyom, while the vice principal was taken to Jos University Teaching Hospital.”

Speaking with newsmen, the President of the Berom Youth Moulders (BYM), Solomon Dalyop, described it as another form of terrorist attack on the people of Plateau State, adding that until open grazing was banned, the herdsmen would continue to terrorise the people.

When contacted, the spokesman for Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, said the command had not been briefed on the incident and promised to get back to our correspondent.

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