Thirteen folks have been confirmed killed in an assault on Kwatas village in Bokkos Local Government Area of (*13*) State.
The plateau state police command in an announcement says the gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the village on Sunday night time, killing 13 whereas 5 others have been critically injured and are receiving therapy on the normal hospital, Bokkos.
According to the police public relations officer, detectives, standard policemen, and the police cell power have been deployed to the realm, with directives to revive peace and impact arrest of perpetrators the dastardly act.
Kwatas is a neighborhood neighbouring the (*13*) State University within the central zone of the state.
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the assault, assuring that terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and related crimes will probably be defeated.
This is in keeping with an announcement by his particular aide, Mr Garba Shehu.
“In (*13*) State, gunmen launched one more bloody assault, killing harmless residents. This stunning and unhappy incident ought to be condemned by all residents,’’ the assertion partly learn.
President Buhari reiterated that “revenge, hatred and violent assaults shouldn’t have any place in a multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-religious society as we’ve got on this nation.’’
The President referred to as on neighborhood and spiritual leaders to counsel the youths on the necessity for peaceable co-existence.
He despatched his condolences to households of the victims, authorities and other people of (*13*) State, and urged safety companies on task within the state to rediscover their act and cease, forthwith, the return of the ugly days of tit-for-tat.