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Gunmen kill 9 family members in Plateau

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Nine members of one family were killed after gunmen attacked the Maikatako Community in Plateau State’s Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA).

DSP Alfred Alabo, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.

According to Alabo, the gunmen stormed the community on Tuesday night and began shooting sporadically.

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The PPRO, who promised to provide more details on the incident, said command personnel had been deployed to the community to maintain calm.

“Our men are currently pursuing the attackers; we are on top of the situation, but the details of the attack remain hazy,” he said.

Mr Mahanan Job, a resident of the community, told Track news that 18 dead bodies had been recovered as a result of the community’s search and rescue efforts.

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Despite the presence of police officers and soldiers, there is severe tension in the community, according to Job.

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