JOS — About 11 persons were reportedly killed and 30 houses burnt down following an attack by gunmen on Ta’agbe community in Bassa LGA of Plateau state.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday.
Uba Ogba, the police spokesperson in Plateau, confirmed the attack.
He also affirmed that those officers have been deployed to restore calm in the area.
Reacting to the attack, Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, said the criminals are bent on instilling terror in citizens.
In a statement issued by Makut Macham, his spokesperson, Lalong said the state government will do everything within its powers to bring the attackers to justice.
“This is another sad incident which is clearly the handiwork of criminals who are bent on instilling fear, pain and sorrow among the people,” the statement reads.
“This is [aimed] at destabilising the state and making fortune from their criminality as well as rupturing the substantial peace attained. The persistent attacks in this area remain condemnable and unacceptable to government.
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