The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed a fresh attack by suspected herdsman that claimed 12 lives in Mangu Local Government Area of the State.
Spokesperson of the Command, says officers and men have already been deployed to Kumbun which is the scene of the attack to avoid an escalation.He added, that the Command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring the perpetrators are brought to book.
Mangu Local Government Area, located about 55 kilometers from Jos, the State capital has come under series of attacks within the last four months and it appears another cycle of attacks has began in 2020.
Kumbun which is the latest to be attacked is the Village where some Officers of the Command were attacked and killed at a checkpoint and their weapons taken away in 2019.
While appealing for calm from the Kumbun community with assurances of protecting lives and properties, the Police is soliciting for information from residents of the State to aid them in investigations and fast tracking processes of arresting criminal elements in the State.