28 persons, including a police corporal were killed yesterday, when gunmen attacked two communities around Ganawuri in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The corporal was among the security personnel posted to the area to maintain peace following the outbreak of violence.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen stormed Da Jak and Attakar communities setting their houses on fire and gunning them down as they ran for their lives.
Confirming the killing, Plateau state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, said the corporal identified as Jubrin Sule was on a peace mission to the area.
He however said no arrest had been made but investigations had commenced into the attack.
A member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem also confirmed the attack. He said dozens were killed but could not give the exact number.
Lamenting the continuous attack on his people without the security men on ground doing anything to protect them, Dem reaffirmed his earlier call for a review of the security arrangement which he said was not yielding expected result.