Gunmen have again killed 13 people, including two women at Kwatas village in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau.
An eye-witness, who pleaded not to be named, told Newsmen on Monday in Bokkos that 11 of the victims were young people.
The killing occurred late on Sunday. The Public Relations Officer of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP.
Abu Gabriel, confirmed the incident, the latest of such incident in Plateau State within a fortnight.
Gabriel disclosed that he was making a trip to the village to ascertain the situation. He called for calm, promising to talk more on the incident after assessing the situation.
Another source in Kwatas said that “the attackers took us by surprise as they swooped on the village just when we were about to go to bed on Sunday.
“We heard gunshots which created fear in people, making us run for cover.
“Unfortunately, 13 people were killed by the assailants, who also burnt some houses.’’ The Special Task Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundi, also confirmed the incident, describing it as “very unfortunate’’.
of the Plateau State Chapter of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Mr Ezekiel Vondip, condemned the killing.
“The people being killed in attacks in Plateau State are human beings and not chickens.
Therefore, the Federal Government must put a stop to the killings,’’ he stated.