Unknown gunmen yesterday attacked Foron village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing five people, four of them siblings.
A resident of the community said the attackers got to the residence of the victims at night while they were asleep and shot them.
The immediate past Management Committee Chairman of the local government area, Mr. Emmanuel Loman, who confirmed the incident, described it as sad.
Also confirming the attack, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau Police Command, ASP Dominic Esin said that four of those killed were children while a member of the community’s vigilance group also died.
Esin said that the man was killed when he came out to ascertain what was happening after hearing gunshots.
Two of the four persons injured, according to Esin, are the father and mother of the four children who were killed by the attackers.
According to him, they are now receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, adding that the perpetrators would soon be brought to book as investigation to unravel the identity of the killers had begun.