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Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler, 3 Others in Plateau



GunmenGunmen on Monday shot and killed Lazarus Agai, the Saf Ron-Kuelere and paramount ruler of Bokkos in Plateau.

Also killed were the traditional ruler’s police orderly, Inspector Sunday Wuyah, his wife, as well as his son, Shagari.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gathered from a family source that the monarch was returning to Bokkos, after visiting his farm in Sha District, when he was attacked.

Captain Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau, confirmed the incident, adding that the corpses had been deposited at an undisclosed hospital in Jos.

He also said that a woman who was shot, but did not die, had been taken to a hospital in Bokkos.

Iweha said that no arrests had been made.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Danmamman

    July 19, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Who is responsible or the killing? I pray this is done by the Fulani men?

  2. Oma

    July 19, 2016 at 11:30 am

    ‘Gun men’ what is a gunman? who are these mysterious gun bearing men that nobody ever uncovers their identity? They operate all over the country and all we ever hear them addressed as is ‘gun men’ God help this country o!

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