There is a fresh attack ion residents of Gako and Tanjol communities in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State in the early hours of today, June 11th, killing at least 6 persons and burning 2 churches.
This was confirmed by the residents in the communities and they said five officers of the Police Special Force were also killed but this was not verified.
Confirming the attack the ASP and state Police spokesperson, Mr. Dominic Esin who spoke with Premium Times said:
“On June 11 at about 1 a.m., unknown gunmen invaded two villages of Gako and Tanjol, shooting sporadically and in the process killing 6 persons, and injuring 5 others. The injured persons where rushed to the Vom Christian Hospital. Normalcy has been restored in the attacked areas and members of the public are advised to go about their lawful business and report any unscrupulous elements to the security agencies” .