Unknown gunmen have killed seven person during an attack on Dong village in Plateau State.
In a statement on Monday morning, the state police spokesman, Gabriel Ubah, said the armed men invaded the village on Sunday night, and shot sporadically.
He said the police received a distress call about the attack around 8pm and immediately went to the scene of the incident.
Ubah said the attackers had, however, fled into the bush by the time they arrived.
“On Sunday 23/05/2021 at about 2000hrs, the Command received a distress call that yet to be identified gunmen came out suddenly from a near by bush, invaded Dong Village, Jos South LGA and killed seven persons.
“A combined team of Policemen, STF, Vigilante operatives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operation, raced swiftly to the scene but the hoodlums had already fled back into the bush.
“Investigation is ongoing, frantic effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.
The incident is coming less than 24 hours after two herders were killed around the Rantya area. Two others were killed in Kuru village of Jos South on Sunday afternoon.
Commenting on the incidents, a resident said, “The attackers came around 11: 30 p.m, while people were sleeping, and started shooting sporadically.
“They first killed a family member and later attacked another family and killed six including two teenagers.”
Recall that in April, eight miners were killed following an attack by gunmen in Kuru, Jos south LGA of the state.
Days before, gunmen attacked the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) staff quarters in Barkin Ladi of the state and abducted two workers of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NMA).