Scores Killed in Fresh Attack on Community in Plateau State
Official sources have revealed that a fresh attack by unknown gunmen on a Community in Plateau State has left eleven people dead and 12 others injured.
The attack was carried out by unknown gunmen on Lo PamyetDewi community in Du District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, the middle-belt of the country on Sunday night.
Confirming the latest attack, The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State, Tyopev Mathias, said the state police command received a report of the attack through distress calls placed by several members of the beleaguered community who were scared for their lives.
The police spokesperson further revealed that the command mobilized its men to the scene of the attack immediately it received the distress calls.
He however refused to disclose what happened after that, he simply informed the public during an interview on Channels Television on Monday that more Police personnel had been deployed to the area to prevent further attacks on the community as is the standard practice by the Nigeria Police.
He also said the police had begun investigations into the attack to determine the identity of the unknown gunmen and bring them to Justice.
The corpses of the dead residents were deposited at the morgue of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) while the wounded were taken to Plateau Specialist Hospital for medical attention.
This latest incident comes barely a week after 8 people were killed and scores of property destroyed in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The police also informed the public during that incident that the attackers burnt 95 houses and stole 310 cows during the attack.
The middle-belt states of Plateau, Benue and Adamawa have been a hotbed of violence mainly between Fulani herdsmen, farmers and bandits in the region.
The federal government had sent troops to the area to quell the violence which experienced a lull for a few weeks but suddenly re-surged again recently.