Suspected cattle rearers stormed a ranch in Du village of Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State and killed two persons.
Du is the home village and residence of Plateau State governor Jonah Jang.
This comes even as the State Task Force, announced the arrest of nine persons for allegedly possessing sophisticated weapons. The suspects who were paraded before the press in Jos by the Media Officer of the STF, Capt Salisu Mustapha, said they were arrested around Du, Shenabe and Bisichi villages in Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
Items listed as having been recovered include one AK-47 rifle, one FN rifle, one sub-machine gun, one locally made short revolver and one locally made long revolver.
The gunmen were said to have struck at the village around 2am in a Hilux van, shooting indiscriminately and killing the two identified as Gyang and Davou in the process.
The attackers were said to have made efforts to shoot their way into the well-fortified ranch, but gave up when they could not succeed.
Members of the community subsequently mobilized to repel the attackers trailing them into the surrounding bushes but could not find them.