Gyangyang village in Jhar Chiefdom of Kanam Local Government Area in Plateau State has been thrown into mourning.

While resident slept, gunmen killed the acting village head, Mohammed Suleiman.

A family source told the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos that the attackers invaded the house of the deceased at about 1:00 a.m on Friday.

The source said some members of the gang stayed outside to monitor the premises while the invasion lasted.


“We heard when they shot him and when we made efforts to come out, the gunmen stationed outside started shooting sporadically,” the source said.

The Chairman of Kanam Local Government area, Mr Hamidu Bale, confirmed the incident.

“I have spoken with the Divisional Police Officer and other security agents and they have moved to the area.

“They will tell us after their investigation exactly what happened,” he said.

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When contacted, the police command’s spokesman, Terna Tyopev, said he is yet to be briefed about the incident.

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