An early morning attack on nine villages in Barikin Ladi Local government of Plateau state has left over 20 people dead. Gunmen, reportedly hauling explosives and shooting indiscriminately, raided the villages and left the killings in their wake.
The spokesperson of the Special Task Force (STF) in the state, Salisu Mustapha, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview Saturday said members of the STF have gone to the area and effected some arrests. He however, declined to mention the number of persons arrested.
See photos of the destruction below: