Gunmen invade Plateau school, kill teacher couple

Posted by Timige, On 15 Aug, 2023 | Updated On 15 Aug, 2023 No Comments »



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By Polycarp Auta

Tragedy struck at BECO Comprehensive High School, Kwi in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State on Monday afternoon as two of the teachers who were also a couple identified as Mr and Mrs Rwang Danladi were shot dead in broad daylight by yet to be identified gunmen.

The couple, said to be newly-wedded were participating in a meeting to compile results of students in preparation for the school’s 2023 Speech and Prize-Giving Day slated for this Friday when the gunmen barged into the school in broad daylight and killed them.

The Vice Principal of the school identified as Mr Dalyop Emmanuel, was also seriously injured by the armed men.

Mr Rwang Tengwong, National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement, a socio-cultural group, said in a statement issued in Jos 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 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.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, DSP Alfred Alabo, also 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.

Source: PMNews

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