Gunmen kill Plateau Speaker’s driver, one other


Unidentified gunmen on Saturday night killed Azi Magaji, the head driver to the Plateau State House of Assembly Speaker, and Edward Ankpa, a security personnel with the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

Plateau Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.

Mr Tyopev said the killing occurred in the Zarazong community of Jos North Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Magaji was said to be walking by when he was attacked by the gunmen.

“Last night, at about 9.p.m, we received a distress call that there were sporadic gunshots at Zarazong area of Jos, a community that houses Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). Immediately the Police mobilised to the area.

“On arrival Mr Azi Magaji, the driver to the Speaker and Edward Ankpa, a security guard with JUTH were found dead.

“They were immediately rushed to JUTH. They were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” Tyopev said.

The PPRO said Messrs Kopdi Monday and Nenman Popdak, security men on duty at JUTH Gate 4, were also found with gunshots and were rushed to the same hospital where they are currently taking treatment.

The image maker said investigation to unravel those behind the dastardly act is on top gear and asked any member of the public with useful information to make it available to the Police.

He urged residents to be calm and law abiding as the Police would get to the root of the attack.