LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- No fewer than six persons have been confirmed dead after suspected terrorists attack in two separate communities of Plateau State.
Punch reports that, while two persons were killed in Wereng village, Kuru community in Jos South Local Government Area by the fleeing terrorists, four persons were killed in Heipang community, Barkin Ladi LGA of the state.
Both separate incidents, reportedly occurred on 23 April.
The Spokesman for the Military Task Force in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James, confirmed the killings in a statement with journalist earlier today.
James said: “For the issue in Kuru community, the commander immediately deployed officers there when we learnt of the attack. But unfortunately, one person was already shot dead before we got there yesterday (Sunday).
“But this morning, the Commander told me that another corpse was discovered in the community. We don’t know those who carried out the attacks but from what we gathered, the suspects did not enter the community; it was like they shot at people while they were passing through the community which led to the death of the victims.
“For the killings in Barkin Ladi, I can tell you that it was a result of a clash between two communities in the area but I will get back to you when I get details of what happened.”
Residents of Barkin community who confirmed the killings, claimed four persons died during the attacks which also left many residents injured.