The Plateau Police Command on Friday said three persons were killed by gunmen in Jebbu-Miango community in Bassa Local Government area of the state.
The command’s Spokesman, ASP Terna Tyopev, told newsmen in Jos that the incident, which occurred on Thursday night, also left eight persons injured and 20 houses completely razed.
“Yesterday at about 1900hrs, the Police Division in Bassa Local Government area received a distress call that Jebbu-Miango community in Bassa was under attack.
“The division immediately informed the state police command and mobilised its men to the place. While we were close to the village, the armed men ran away.
“Some witnesses confirmed to the police team that three people from the community were killed by the gunmen.
“They identified the deceased as: Danlami Gomaster (male) of Kwall District, Emmanuel Audu (male) of Jebbu-Miango and a yet-to-be-identified person.
“Eight other persons sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries while 20 houses were also set ablaze,” Tyopev said.
The spokesman said the injured were at present receiving treatment at a hospital in the locality.
He said that investigation was ongoing to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the attack.
He appealed to the people of the locality to cooperate with the security agencies to that they could fish out the perpetrators of the heinous act.