No fewer than five persons were killed on Wednesday in a violence that broke out in Plateau State.
The people who were returning from a party were killed in an attack carried out at Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.
Two other persons were injured and already receiving treatment.
The confirmation of the violence is contained in a statement by the spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Mathias Tyopev.
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The statement reads: “On the 27/12/2018 at about 0800hrs the Plateau State Police Command received information from Kim Timothy the Youth Leader of Rawuru Village, Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State that on the 26/12/2018 at about 2115hrs some unknown gunmen attacked some people when they were returning from a birthday party from Pugu Village.
“As a result of the attack, five people were killed and two were injured. The five persons who lost their lives have since been buried while the two injured are currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital Barkin Ladi.”
He said investigation into the case had been ordered by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Austin Agbonlahor.