Unidentified gunmen struck a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, fatally shooting no fewer than ten persons dead, the police have said.
The gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government, sporadically shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded, according to a statement by police spokesman Ubah Ogaba in Jos on Monday.
Ogaba said the killers invaded the community Sunday night.
“We received a report that ten persons were shot dead at a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South by yet to be identified gunmen, who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically.
“Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected area.
” The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing and to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book,” he said
However, a witness told NAN that twelve people were killed, while five were injured during the attack.
” I counted twelve dead bodies at the scene with five injured,” the source said.