Gunmen attack Jeremiah Useni’s house in Plateau

Jeremiah UseniSuspected hired assassins invaded the home of former FCT Minister, Lt Gen Jeremiah Useni in Langtang North Local Government Area, Plateau State in the early hours of Thursday.

No lives were lost during the invasion which occurred while the retired Army officer was away.

Witnesses say the attackers shot at the building several times.

Useni, a member of the ongoing National Conference, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with journalists on Thursday evening.

“I was not there myself, but I was told of the incident. No one was killed, but I will later today (Thursday) visit the scene to see things for myself,” he said.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau State Command, Abuh Emmanuel, also confirmed the incident to journalists in Jos.

According to Mr. Abuh, the alleged assassins were repelled by the police in the area.

“The suspects shot sporadically at the building, but no one was killed. Police have brought the situation under control,” he said.

However, residents of the area said it was a group of vigilantes and youth who chased away the suspected assassins.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that one of the witnesses, who identified himself as Nanpon, claimed to no longer be afraid of the sound of guns shots, as it had become routine in the area.

He alleged that members of the Special Taskforce (STF) posted there often shot sporadically in the air for no just cause.

“Soldiers in our area sometimes enter our houses and beat up people even when no one has committed an offence. So when the attackers came, we thought it was soldiers doing their usual business of shooting in the air,” Napon said.