The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of nine persons and the burning of 22 houses in Huru community in Bassa Local Government Area of the state by some unidentified gunmen.
The spokesperson of the state command, ASP Ubah Gabriel Ugabah, gave the confirmation in a statement sent to Daily Trust, in Jos.
The statement added that: “The Commissioner, Isaac Akinmoyede, has visited the area and directed the deployment of more personnel to ensure that the community is peaceful.”
The statement further urged the community to provide it with useful information that will help to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Irigwe and Fulani communities in Bassa LGA have, in recent time, engaged in attacks and counter attacks where many lives have been lost and property worth millions of naira destroyed.