11 Killed, Many Injured in Fresh Plateau Attack

At least eleven people were killed and scores injured in an attack on Lo Pamyet Dewi community in Du District of Jos South Local Government Area.

The deadly attack was carried out by some gunmen on Sunday night, the state police command said.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau State, Tyopev Mathias said the report of the attack was received after a distress call from some residents of the community.

He said police officers were then mobilised to the scene of the crime and more security personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent further attacks on the community as an investigation was launched into the crime.

The injured persons have been taken to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Plateau Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

This attack comes less than a week after eight persons were killed and scores of houses burnt in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

About 95 houses were burnt and 310 cattle rustled by the assailants during the raid that has worsened the security situation in the besieged state.

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