At least 20 people were killed and 30 houses razed in a fresh attack by gunmen who stormed a local community in Plateau State, residents said on Thursday.
Scores of people were also injured in the attack on Tuesday, said locals in Kadunung community, alleging that the attackers came from a nearby Barkin Ladi district of the state.
Plateau State police spokesperson Abu Emmanuel confirmed the incident to Xinhua, but declined to give actual figure of casualties.
Investigators have launched a probe into the attack, the police spokesperson said, adding the details would be made available to the public at due time.
“We received a report that unknown gunmen invaded Kadunung village around 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) and in the process about five people were killed and several houses burnt,” state police spokesman Emmanuel Abuh said.
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