Armed men invaded and attacked Dong village in Plateau state, killing seven persons.
It was gathered that the gunmen who encroached into the community on Sunday night were said to have shot intermittently.
The Cable reported that the State Police Spokesman, Gabriel Ubah, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Ubah stated that the police received a distress call about the attack around 8pm and immediately visited the scene of the incident.
According to him, the attackers had already escaped from the scene by the time they arrived.
The statement reads: “On Sunday 23/05/2021 at about 2000hrs, the Command received a distress call that yet to be identified gunmen came out suddenly from a nearby bush, invaded Dong Village, Jos South LGA and killed seven persons,” .
“A combined team of policemen, STF, vigilante operatives led by the deputy commissioner of Police, Department of Operation, raced swiftly to the scene but the hoodlums had already fled back into the bush.
“Investigation is ongoing, frantic effort is on to arrest the fleeing suspects.”