Gunmen kill 9 family members in Plateau

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Gun-wielding men have killed nine members of one family following an attack on Maikatako Community in Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State.

TheNigerian News gathered that the assailants invaded the community on Tuesday night and started shooting sporadically.

According to eyewitness reports, 18 dead bodies had been recovered in the search and rescue conducted by community members.

The spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday in Jos, promised to give further details on the incident, saying men of the command had been deployed to the community to ensure calm.

“Our men are currently going after the assailants; we are on top of the situation, but the details of the attack are still sketchy,” the PPRO said.

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