Nigeria: Police confirm 11 persons killed, 12 injured in Jos South
London, September 3, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria Police, Plateau State Command has confirmed that eleven persons were killed Sunday night in Latya and Lakwandet communities, close to Gura Topp in Rayfield Jos South LGA of Plateau State by unknown gunmen.
“The Command immediately mobilised to the scene of crime. On arrival we discovered that some people were shot.
“As a result of the attack, eleven persons have been confirmed dead by doctors from the aforementioned hospitals, while twelve persons were wounded and are now on admission receiving treatment.
“More security personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent further attacks on the Community.”
However, a member of the community told journalists that, “The two communities came under attack by some gunmen.
“They shot and killed people. At least, I personally counted eleven corpses.
“They came in a Hilux, alighted in the community and began shooting people at will.
“Some were in their shops and were shot and killed there.
“In a commando style, all these killings took less than 5 minutes to execute and the killers zoomed off before anyone can even realized what had happened”, he narrated.
It would be recalled that last week a pastor, his wife, three kids were roasted, while six other persons were also killed by suspected herdsmen in some communities of Foron District of Barkin Ladi LGA.
Also, the Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO) last week said they have lost 20 persons and over 225 farms with crops have been destroyed in the past three weeks as a result of attacks by suspected herdsmen.