No fewer than five persons have been reportedly killed in Nzharuvo community of Basa Local Government Area of Plateau State 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in the State by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Two people were killed instantly in the attack while three others who are siblings died in the hospital.
One of the survivors is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.
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.
“With the persistent attacks on our communities, most men no longer sleep at home. We do keep vigil at border areas to our communities; we wonder where the attackers of our community came from.”
“It is an unfortunate incident, these killers are heartless. They do not have mercy for even innocent children. They macheted the children to death, as we speak, we are preparing for their burial.”