A statement signed by Capt. Salisu Mustapha, the Media Officer of the STF, in Jos said that the coordinated attacks were carried out around 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning by unknown gunmen.
Mustapha said that the attacked communities were Katu Kapang, Daron, Tul and Rawuru villages in Barkin Ladi and Mangu Local Government Areas.
“The attackers killed about 13 persons in Katu Kapang, eight in Daron, nine in Tul and seven others in Rawuru. About five others were also reported to have sustained injuries.
“On receiving the report, STF personnel swiftly moved to the scenes to bring the situation under control but the gunmen fled on sighting the troops.
“STF Commander, Maj.-Gen. David Enetie, has visited the villages to assess the situation and he has vowed that no stone would be left unturned to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act”, he said.
Mustapha called on the people of Plateau to desist from any acts of violence, urging them to remain law-abiding while going about their lawful businesses.
He urged them to cooperate with the security agencies and jealously guard the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
The STF spokesman vowed that the task force would not fold its arms and watch the situation get out of order. (NAN)