Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill two policemen in Plateau state

Channels Television  
Updated March 21, 2012

Two anti-riot policemen were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at the Bachit District of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state.

The officers, attached to the Special Task Force, were gunned down at their duty post at Palang by Fulani herdsmen who are also suspected of being behind the murder of three people at Tahoss in the same region that night.

The felled policemen were identified as Corporals Safiyanu Suleiman and Thomas Kozah.

Spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, Assistant Superintendent Samuel Dabai said investigations were ongoing in the case.

Confirming the killings, the police spokesman said it had been a surprise attack with the gunmen opening fire on their unsuspecting victims before fleeing the crime scene.

The attacks comes after some 20 gunmen had invaded the Police Staff College in Jos at about 10 p.m. on Monday night, killing two policemen in a gun attack that lasted about half an hour.

Police say they have beefed up security in the area and are ready to ward off any more attacks.