Police speak on slain priest, two sons
Alfred Alabo, the spokesperson for the police in Plateau state, said that operatives chased after the killers of a priest and his son but did not get them.
The assailants mowed the priest Musa Hyok, a reverend, and his two sons when they invaded the Ganawuri community in Riyom LGA.
The clergyman is said to belong to the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN).
“Some persons came around a village in Riyom to carry out an attack, we got wind of the information and the police responded almost on time. But the information reaching us was that while these people were going, they killed some persons, which include the reverend and his two sons,” the police spokesperson reportedly said.
He added, “Our operatives gave them a hot chase as soon as we arrived but as I speak to you now the situation is under control, other security agencies are on top of the matter and monitoring continues.”
Song Moro, a youth leader in the community, told TheCable the assailants were on a reprisal attack to avenge the killing of three “Fulani” youths on the previous market day.
However, the police contradicted Moro, saying there was no evidence it was a vengeful attack.
“We are not aware of any reprisal attack. Anyone with proof should step forward and provide the police with useful and timely information,” he told the newspaper.