The Police has confirmed that no fewer than 11 people were killed in another round of attack by unknown gunmen, in Lopandet Dwei Du Area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Tyopev Terna, the Plateau State Police Spokesperson, also revealed that 12 persons were wounded in the attack, and are currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, and Plateau Specialist Hospital.
The attack is coming just four days after a similar attack in communities of Foron District of Barikin Ladi LGA of the State.
The statement reads: “The Plateau State Police Command, Jos, received a distress call to the effect that unknown gunmen attacked Lopandet Dwei Du Area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“The Command immediately mobilised to the scene of crime. On arrival we discovered that some people were shot. The victims were immediately rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), and Plateau Specialist Hospital.
“As a result of the attack, eleven (11) persons have been confirmed dead by Doctors from both Hospitals mentioned above, while (12) persons were wounded, and are now on admission receiving treatment.”
According to Terna, more Security Personnel have been deployed to the area, to prevent further attacks; and investigation into the crime is ongoing.