A police corporal was among 28 persons killed, yesterday, when gunmen attacked two communities around Ganawuri in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
He was among the security personnel posted to the area to maintain peace following the outbreak of violence.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen stormed Da Jak and Attakar communities setting their houses on fire and gunning them down as they tried to flee.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed the killing of the corporal identified as Jubrin Sule, saying he was on a peace mission to the area.
He said no arrest had been made but investigations had commenced into the attack.
Also confirming the attack, a member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem, said dozens were killed but could not give the exact number.
He lamented the continuous attack on his people without the security men on ground doing anything to protect them.
He reaffirmed his earlier call for a review of the security arrangement which he said was not yielding expected result.