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Gunmen Assassinate Plateau Political Candidate, Son

A political aspirant in Plateau State, John Mai Kyau has been reportedly slain in a gun attack in Bureh village, Mangu Local Government Area of the state alongside his son.

New Telegraph gathered that the ugly incident occurred on Wednesday night and Mai Kyau’s wife sustained injuries. which she was taken to a hospital in Mangu where she is presently receiving care.

According to a source privy to the development, the attack was corroborated by Salisu Maikudi, a resident of the Bureh Community, who also stated that the corpses were buried on Thursday afternoon.

He said, “Last night, gunmen attacked our Bureh village in Mangu Halle Ward and killed two persons. Those killed were John Mai Kyau who contested to represent the Ward in the locality sometime ago. The gunmen also killed his son while his wife sustained injuries. She is at the hospital receiving treatment presently.

“So, this afternoon, we just buried the two victims who were killed during the attack.”

The lawmaker representing Mangu South in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Bala Fwangji, also confirmed the attack, describing it as “unfortunate”.

“I’m in Abuja now but my people called to inform me about the attack which led to the killing of two persons. I will visit the affected village as soon as I return. What happened is rather unfortunate,” the lawmaker said.

Efforts to get the Plateau State Police Command to comment on the attack were unsuccessful as its spokesman, DSP Alabo Alfred, did pick up his calls when contacted by our correspondent

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