Less than 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in Plateau State by President Muhammadu Buhari, gunmen reportedly killed five persons in the state.
The attack occurred in Nzharuvo community of Basa Local Government Area of the state Thursday night.
The attacked community is located close to ECWA Secondary School, Mingo, in Bassa local government.
A youth leader in the community Danjuma Auta, told PREMIUM TIMES of the attack on Friday.
According to Mr. Auta, the victims were mostly children and a woman.
The attack occurred while the president is in Plateau further shows the poor security situation in the state. The police had earlier said they were deploying over 2,000 officers to Plateau for the president’s visit. During the two-day visit, the president, among other things, commissioned a Plateau road named after him.