By Polycarp Auta
Twenty-five persons were killed and many houses razed by gunmen in a midnight attack at Dundu community of Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, ASP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Tuesday.
Tyopev said that two persons were also severely injured in the fracas.
He said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adie Undie, had directed the officer in charge of operations to mobilise to the scene of the crime.
“Twenty-five persons were on Monday night killed in an attack in Dundu community of Bassa Local Government Area.
“Two persons were severely injured and many houses burnt to ashes.
“As such, the Commissioner of Police has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations, to visit the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
“Armed policemen have also been deployed to the area to contain any further break down of law and order,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the attack came at the time the Irigwe community was preparing to bury four of its members killed by gunmen few days ago.