Many people, including women and children were killed as gunmen attacked Kubat village in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State on the night of Monday, 15 May, 2023.
The gunmen were reported to have invaded the community when the villagers were asleep.
The State Governor Simon Lalong, who confirmed the incident, described it as a sad development, directing security forces to pursue the attackers and ensure they were arrested.
In a statement by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon, the governor had equally directed the State Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Building Agency to visit the area and ascertain the humanitarian need so as to bring succour to those affected while thorough investigation was being carried out.
As at the time of filing in this report, the state police command is yet to comment on the attack.