Police confirm 11 killed in central Nigeria attack

Wednesday 5th September, 2018

ABUJA, Sept. 05, (Xinhua) - Local police on Monday confirmed 11 people were killed and 12 others wounded following an attack in the city of Jos in Nigeria's central region.

The cause of the late Sunday attack in Jos south district of Plateau State is unknown, said Terna Tyopev, spokesman for the police.

Tyopev said the attackers stormed Lopandet Dwei Du area of the city and unleashed terror by shooting indiscriminately at the residents.

The wounded victims were rushed to a state-run hospital for treatment.

The police spokesman said an investigation was underway to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Last Wednesday, at least eight people were killed following an attack by suspected cattle raiders in another area of the state.

The state, located in Nigeria's middle belt where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet, has witnessed constant rifts between locals and Fulani herdsmen. Many, especially women and children, have been murdered in previous attacks. Enditem

GNA