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Unknown gunmen have killed 12 persons and injured five others in the Kushe community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government of Plateau State.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that those killed were male while those injured were four females and a male.
The injured are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The District Head of Kuru Da Patrick Mandung, who confirmed the incident, said the incident occurred on yesterday night.
According to him, the killers who invaded the community moved from house to house shooting at the people.
Mandung, who described the incident as unfortunate, called on governments and security agencies to intensify efforts at securing the people.
‘This is a very unfortunate situation; that 12 persons were murdered in cold blood for no reason.
‘This is sad and disheartening; I condemn it in totality’ he said.
He continued by saying; ‘I call on government to be intentional and proactive in ensuring the safety of citizens.
‘Security agencies must fish out the killers of my people and do all within their constitutional powers to put an end to this cycle of killings,’ he said.
In his remarks, Mr Gideon Davou, Chairman of Jos South Local Government Area, who was also at the scene, appealed to the people to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands.
He said the government of Plateau State would do everything within its reach to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people at all times.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK