Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Monday attacked the General Hospital in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed the security guard on duty.
It was learnt that a policeman guarding the health facility was also injured during the attack by the gunmen who went away with his riffle.
The Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders, Heipang district, in the local government area, Mr Rwang Tengwong, confirmed the attack to our correspondent in Jos on Tuesday.
Tengwom said, “Around 10pm on Monday, some armed men attacked the General Hospital in Barkin Ladi. The security guard there was killed. A police officer on duty at the hospital was attacked with a machete. Although he did not die, his riffle was taken away by the gunmen.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Uba Ogaba, said one person died on the spot during the incident.