More than 20 persons are said been killed when unknown gunmen attacked Kura Falls, Gashish District in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State.
The victims were allegedly killed during two separate attacks between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Although it could not be ascertained which group carried out the attacks, witnesses however said the attackers were fully armed and dressed in bullet-proof vests and army camouflage colour.
The spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev who confirmed the attacks said: “We have received an information this (Saturday) morning, June 2, 2018 at about 07:00hrs that residents were attacked in Kura Falls yesterday (Friday) at about 21:30hrs and early this (Saturday) morning by unknown gunmen, which resulted in the death of three persons.
“We have mobilised to the District (Gashish District). Investigation into the case is ongoing to enable us to track and arrest the perpetrators.”
Similarly, spokesman for the Special Task Force (STF) in the state, Salisu Mustapha, who also confirmed the incident, said members of the STF had gone to the area and made some arrests.
However, he did not mention the number of persons arrested.
“Some unknown group attacked some villages in Barkin Ladi early on Saturday and killed a lot of people. The attackers came in large group and for the first time not only shot their victims but also used explosives,” he said.