No fewer than twelve people have been confirmed dead following two separate attacks by gunmen, on Sunday night in Plateau State.
It was gathered that twelve people were killed in Sabon Layi village, Kuru community, Jos South Local Government Area.
Sources further disclosed that two other persons were killed in Zogu village and Miango community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the latest attacks occurred on Sunday night when the people were sleeping.
The lawmaker representing Jos South Local Government Area in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Fom Gwattson, confirmed the killing of twelve persons in Kuru community in the early hours of Monday.
“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,” the lawmaker said.
Also confirming the incident, the National President of the Irigwe Development Association, Ezekiel Bini, said two persons were killed by the unknown gunmen in Zogu Village.
He added that two other persons were injured during the attack in the community.
Bini disclosed that one of those injured had been rushed to the Jos University Teaching Hospital while the second person was moved to another hospital in Miango for treatment.
The incident was confirmed by the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Ubah Ogaba, noting that ten 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 police spokesperson said.