An attack by armed persons has killed at least 25 people in Plateau State, a resident has said.
According to Premium Times, the gunmen attacked the village said to be in the boundary community between Plateau and Kaduna states. The attacked village is said to be between Kaura and Bassa local government areas.
The police in Plateau have confirmed the late Monday attack, but said they had no details of the casualty.
“There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa. As such, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Jos, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Taiwo Jebiyisu, in charge of Department of Operations to go to the scene of crime for an on-the spot-assessment,” police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, said.
“I cannot authoritatively confirm to you the casualty rate. As I speak with you, a deputy commissioner of police, DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, in charge of Department of Operations is on his way to the scene.”