12 Killed, 5 Injured As Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

12 Killed, 5 Injured As Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

12 Killed, 5 Injured As Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed 12 persons in Kuru village of Jos South Local Council of Plateau State.

The attack, which occurred about 10:30 pm on Sunday, June 13, also left five others severely injured.

Chairman of Jos South Local Government, Hon Gideon Dandereng, who visited the scene confirmed the attack to journalists in Jos on Monday, June 14.

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Dandereng condemned the unwarranted attack on peace-loving and hardworking citizens and appealed to the community to allow the security to do their work.

The Chairman also called on security operatives to go after the perpetrators as the killings can’t continue.

The lawmaker representing Jos South Local Government Area in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Fom Gwattson, also confirmed the incident.

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“Some gunmen last night attacked my constituency and killed twelve persons in Sabon Layi community. I have just been informed of the development and this is completely unacceptable.”

Spokesman of the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, said that 10 persons were killed during the attack in Jos South LGA.

“We had an incident in Jos South LGA. 10 persons, unfortunately, lost their lives but I am yet to get reports on the attack in Bassa. The Plateau State Police Command received a report that 10 persons were shot dead in a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South LGA by yet to be identified gunmen who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically,” he stated.

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