Notwithstanding the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari and the deployment of over 2,000 police officers to Plateau State, gunmen struck on Thursday night, killing five people.
This comes less than 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in Plateau State by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The incident happened in Nzharuvo community of Basa Local Government Area of the state.
A youth leader in the community Danjuma Auta told the press that the victims were four children and a woman.
He said, “With the persistent attacks on our communities, most men no longer sleep at home. We do keep vigil at border areas to our communities, we wonder where the attackers of our community came from.”
“It is an unfortunate incident, these killers are heartless. They do not have mercy for even innocent children. They macheted the children to death, as we speak, we are preparing for their burial.”
However, the police are yet to confirm the attack as at the time of filing this report.