A tragic incident occurred in Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau in the early hours of Thursday January 9, as gunmen suspected to be herdsmen stuck, killing 12 residents of the community.
The state's police spokesperson, DSP Terna Tyopev who confirmed the attack which also left a resident of the community injured, said a team of police officers were deployed to the community to prevent further attacks.
He told newsmen;
“As a result, 12 persons lost their lives and one severely injured.
“Immediately we received the information, the commissioner in charge of the command, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DCP in charge of Operations, Mr Aliyu Tafida to mobilise to the scene.
“As I speak, our team of detectives and other officers are in the scene of the crime to prevent further attacks.”
Tyopev also revealed that no arrest has been made as he called on the general public to remain calm as efforts to arrest perpetrators of the sad act has been intensified.