The spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, confirmed the attack confirmed to The Punch on Tuesday, March 13.
Meanwhile, seven people were killed and one injured in an attack on Hirshi, a village in Bassa Local Government of Plateau, Maj.
A fresh attack by armed men, suspected to be herdsmen, has killed at least 25 people in Plateau State.
Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, who also confirmed the attacks, said the Commissioner had deployed the Deputy Commissioner (Operations), Taiwo Jebiyesu, to the scene of the crime for an on-the-spot assessment. The attack, Naija News understands, happened on the night of Monday 12th March 2018. "I shall inform you when the details of the attack are made available".
This development followed a protest by Irigwe community who were accompanied by heavy security to the mortuary of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH to convey six corpses who were victims of the alleged herdsmen attack for a mass when over 25 people were killed again in the area.More news: Reese Witherspoon Has Elle Woods Exchange With Enthusiastic Journalist
He said residents have since fled the community.
He said the vehicles were to be distributed to all the 17 local government areas of the state as soon as the Inspector General of Police commissioned them.
Inspite of these attacks, President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to end the violence that has claimed hundreds of lives in several states in the country.
This would be the 5th attack of the last weeks as citizens of the Miango community are now undertaking a protest, for the past attacks of 8th and 9th March (when president Buhari was visiting) i.e., where 18 people were killed.