Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have attacked a secondary school in Kwi hamlet, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau
The attackers killed two secondary school teachers and injured the vice principal of Beco Comprehensive High School.
The victims, Rwang Danladi and Sandra Rwang Danladi were a young married couple when they passed away.
The spokesperson of Berom Youths Moulder-Association (BYM), Rwang Tengwong who confirmed the incident on Tuesday said the victims were killed on Monday when the staff of the school were holding a meeting in preparation for speech and prize-giving day, scheduled to be held on Friday.
The group accused some herders of killing the teachers, explaining that they opened fire on the school staff when they were asked to leave the school compound while the meeting was going on.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Alabo Alfred, is yet to respond to the enquiry on the matter by our correspondent.
Narrating how the incident occurred, the BYM spokesperson said, “We are again, saddened over the invasion of BECO Comprehensive School, Kwi, where two staff, Mr and Mrs Rwang Danladi are reportedly shot dead and one Mr Dalyop Emmanuel Ibrahim, the Vice Principal of the School seriously injured by some known armed men alongside suspected bandits elements about 3:00 pm on Monday, 14th August 2023.
“The bandits entered the school compound with their cattle and interrupted the staff meeting. The staff had asked the herders to get their cows out of the school environment. But instead of complying, they brought out their arms and opened gunfire at the teachers.
“This resulted in the deaths of the recently wedded couple, Rwang Danladi and wife, Mrs Sandra Rwang Danladi, who are the staff of the school while Mr Dalyop Emmanuel Ibrahim who is the Vice Principal of the institution sustained serious injury and is receiving medical treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital-JUTH.”