- Gunmen killed five people and left three people injured in an attack on a community in Plateau state
- The state police spokesman confirmed the incident but said the details about the victims would be made available later
- The police advised the people of the state to stop taking arms against one another
Gunmen have killed five persons and injured three others at Inding village, a community in Barkin Ladi local government area of northern Plateau state.
Premium Times reports that the incident took place late night on Sunday, April 8.
The injured have reportedly been rushed for treatment in Barkinladi, headquarters of the council, residents said.
The Plateau police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, also reportedly confirmed the incident on Monday, April 9.
“There was an attack at Inding village last night (Sunday), five persons were killed, three injured,” he said.
Tyopev, however, said details about the victims would be made available later.
“At the moment, I cannot give further details about the deaths, but will get the names and ages of the victims later.”
He added that “people should stop taking arms against one another.”
It was learnt that the commissioner for economic planning, Bulus Bot, and the Transition Committee chairman of Barkinladi, who both hail from the area, are on their way to the scene of the incident.
Recall that Plateau state is one of the states ravaged by perennial bloodletting and violence. President Muhammadu Buhari recently visited the state to assess the security situation.
NAIJ.com previously reported that just few days after 17 people were killed in a New Year's Day attack in Rivers state, some gunmen reportedly killed five residents of Egbeda community in Emohua local government area of the state.
The gunmen stormed the area but were chased away by some security operatives who managed to crawl through the bush.
The police, however, said only two people were killed in the attack.
A source in the community said the bandits wore black trousers and T-shirts to match with red caps.
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