The Plateau Police Command, said gunmen , suspected to be herdsmen , on Thursday , killed 12 persons and injured one at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command , DSP Terna Tyopev , made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos.

According to Tyopev , the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday.

“In the early hours of today (Thursday ) , we received a distress call that gunmen , suspected to be herdsmen attacked Kulben community of Kombun District of Mangu.
“ As a result , 12 persons lost their lives and one severely injured . ”

Typopev said the injured are receiving treatment at Mangu General Hospital at present.

He called on residents of the community to remain calm and be law- abiding , adding that the police and other security agencies would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to book.

“ No arrest is yet to be made , but we are doing everything possible to ensure that the criminals are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law, ” he said.

He called on the public to provide the police with useful information that would enable them to track down the perpetrators.

( NAN )