- Some unknown gunmen attacked a community in Plateau state
- The attack left 11 people dead and 12 badly wounded
- The police said armed security personnel have been deployed to the area to forestall further attacks
Gunmen have killed 11 persons at Lopandet Dwei community in Du District of Jos South local government area of Plateau, the state’s police command reportedly confirmed on Monday, September 3.
DSP Terna Tyopev, the police public relations officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the attack was carried out on the night of Sunday, September 2.
“Yesterday at about 8.30pm, we received a distress call that gunmen attacked Lopandet Dwei Du area of Jos South local government area of the state.
“We immediately mobilised to the scene. On arrival, we discovered that some people were already shot.
“We immediately rushed the victims to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Plateau Specialist Hospital.
“Doctors at both hospitals confirmed the death of 11 persons while 12 others who are badly wounded were being treated at the hospitals,” he said.
Tyopev said armed security personnel were deployed to the area to forestall further attacks and break down of law and order.
He said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime.
The spokesperson appealed to residents of the area to remain calm and law-abiding, assuring that security agencies were doing everything to secure lives and properties.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that eight people were allegedly killed and 95 houses burnt when attackers invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron district of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau.
According to Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the police command in the state, the attackers hit the community in the early hours of Wednesday, August 29.
He said that 310 cows were also rustled, while three other persons were severely injured. communities.
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