Residents of Kushe community, Kuru District, Jos South LGA of Plateau State have been thrown into mourning as gunmen kill 12, injure 5 persons in an attack on Sunday night.
According to report, the gunmen invaded the community on Sunday night about 9pm and began shooting.
The Plateau State Police spokesman, Ubah Ogaba who confirmed the incident said:
“The Plateau state police command received a report that 10 persons were shot dead in a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South LGA by yet to be identified gunmen who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically,
“Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed in the affected area.
“The commissioner of police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing and to bring the perpetrators of that dastardly act to book.” Ogaba said.
The injured are said to be receiving treatment at a hospital.
Patrick Mandung, the district head of Kuru, who also confirmed the incident, said the gunmen moved from house to house shooting at people.
Mandung, who described the incident as “unfortunate” called on the government and security agencies to intensify efforts at securing the people.
“This is a very unfortunate situation; that 12 persons were murdered in cold blood for no reason,
“This is sad and disheartening; I condemn it in totality.
“I call on the government to be intentional and proactive in ensuring the safety of citizens.
“Security agencies must fish out the killers of my people and do all within their constitutional powers to put an end to this cycle of killings.” he said.