Gunmen attack plateau hospital, guard killed


Gunmen attack plateau hospital, guard killed

A security guard was killed following an attack launched by unknown gunmen at the General Hospital in Barkin-Ladi local government area of Plateau State. 


The gunmen who stormed the hospital at about 10:00 pm on Monday and shot the security guard at close range, also matcheted a police operative and three other persons.


An eyewitness told The Nation; 


“The gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen arrived at the gate of the hospital at about 10:00 pm. They released several gunshots into the air inorder have access into the hospital but in the process the security guard at the gate who tried to resist them was shot dead while the policeman at the scene was matcheted but escaped.

“Three other persons were also wounded, the three and the wounded policeman are presently receiving treatment at the General Hospital.

“The incident caused panic in the hospital and the vicinity. Men of Operations Safe Haven arrived the scene shortly after the gunmen fled into the…

Source: Linda Ikeji