Residents of Rukuba road community of Jos North Local Government Area, Jos have been thrown into panic after unknown gunmen attacked and allegedly killed a family of nine on Thursday September 27th.
Reacting to the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau Police Command, DSP Terna Tyopev, said.
“Yesterday at about 10.p.m, our Plateau Control Room received a distress call that there were sporadic gunshots at Rukuba Road, a community opposite Kowa Hotel, Jos.
“We immediately mobilised our patrol team to the scene of crime.
“The gunmen, who took advantage of the night rains to attack residents, were later chased away from the area by the combined team of the Police and men Operation Safe Haven (STF), a military task force.
“Some people were rescued while some persons lost their lives as a result of the attack and others sustained injuries of various degrees,” he said.
A resident of the area, who prefers anonymity, confirmed the incident.
“Last night, some gunmen invaded this area shooting sporadically and in the cause wiped out nine members of a family.
“I cannot tentatively say what caused the ugly incident but I heard some gunshots and some persons were also injured,” he said.
The PPRO disclosed that investigation to unravel those behind the crime has commenced.