A violent attack in Plateau State has left four persons dead and two others seriously injured.
The victims were attacked by unknown gunmen on Sunday at Nding Village of Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, the Plateau State.
While three people died at the scene of the attack, the fourth died while receiving treatment at the Barikin Ladi General Hospital where they were taken to.
The two other persons that suffered injuries are reported to be receiving treatment.
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It would be recalled that Barkin Ladi is one of the communities in the state with a high rate of violence involving herdsmen and farmers.
The Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident.
His words: “On 30/12/2018 at about 1815hrs, the Plateau State Police Command, Jos, received a distress call from SAMSON BITRUS of Gwom Nding Village that on the same date, at about 1800hrs, some unknown gunmen attacked a Peugeot 504 Station Wagon on the way to Nding Village.
“The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Austin I Agbonlahor, having received the information, immediately assembled a team that raced to the scene of crime but discovered on arrival that the attackers had left the scene of crime.
“On the scene of crime, three persons were seen motionless and they were immediately taken to the Barkin Ladi General Hospital where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty. Three injured persons were also taken to the hospital.
“Out of the three persons that were injured, one of them died while receiving treatment. The remaining two persons in the hospital are responding to treatment.
“Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses and volunteer information that could lead to the timely arrest of the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face the full weight of the law.”