Bandits attacked villages in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State on Sunday, abducting residents and setting houses on fire.
According to the residents of the affected areas, the bandits have attacked Kukawa, Gyanbahu, Dungur and Keram villages where people were killed.
Adam Musa, a resident of Kukawa village, who confirmed the incident, told our correspondent that many people were injured, while hundreds of people fled their homes, adding that security personnel are yet to reach the villages.
Musa said the gunmen in separate attacks invaded the villages at about 11am when the residents were going about their activities.
He said the bandits who are currently operating have burnt down many houses.
The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, promised to get back to our correspondent when contacted on the development.