At least 15 persons were killed on Sunday following an attack by gunmen in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.
Ubah Ogaba, spokesman of the state police command who confirmed the incident, said another five persons sustained injuries.
According to him, 13 deaths were initially recorded but two of the injured persons later died while receiving treatment in hospital.
The attack comes about two weeks after 12 people were killed a similar incident in Kunben village in Mangu local government area.
Ogaba said Isaac Akinmoyede, the state commissioner of police, has deployed “detectives, conventional policemen and PMF personnel to the area with the directive to restore peace and effect arrest of the perpetrators of that dastardly act”..
He asked the public to help the police with vital information that will aid the arrest of the culprits.
“On the 26/01/2020 at about 2030hrs, the Plateau State Command received an information that at about 1930hrs, unknown gunmen attacked Kwatas village, Bokkos District, Bokkos LGA of Plateau State, where 13 persons lost their lives while five persons were critically injured and receiving treatment at General Hospital Bokkos,” Ogaba said.
“The command is also urging the good people of Bokkos LGA to remain calm and continue with their lawful businesses as the security men are on ground to restore peace.”SPONSORED