Gyang Datong was shot at a funeral in the state
Senator Gyang Datong (Plateau North, PDP) has been shot dead by gunmen while attending a funeral in the state on Sunday.
Abraham Yiljap, the state's Commissioner of Information, confirmed the assassination in a statement.
Gyang Fulani, a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, was also reportedly shot during the attack. It is not yet clear if he died.