The Nasarawa State Police Command has, on Friday, revealed that 8 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Sofiyo village of Toto Local Government Area of the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kennedy Idrisu, made this development known to NAN.
The spokesman confirmed that dozens of people were left with varying degrees of injuries by the attackers.
He admonished the youth in the affected community not to taking laws in to their hands.
He advised the people to ensure that they reported crisis to the appropriate authorities for necessary action rather than engage in violence.
“It is true that gunmen attacked and killed eight people in Sofiyo community of the locality.
“We have also mobilised our men to the scene of the attack to maintain law and order and to forestall further attacks.
“The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Gwagwalada,” he said.
He urged the residents to provide the police vital information that would enable them to arrest the perpetrators and generally curtail criminal activities in the state
Idrisu reaffirmed the commitment of the police to fostering peace in the communities, adding that the police would not hesitate to bring to book all those responsible for his devilish incident.
NAN recalls that in May communal clashes erupted between the Egbira and Bassa ethnic groups during which many people were killed and property destroyed.