The people of Pukah and Pinper communities in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State have been thrown into a state of panic as gunmen reportedly attacked and killed seven persons in a fresh attack, News About Nigeria reports.
According to the report, the victims died following attacks by the assailants in the state in the early hours of Thursday.
While the gunmen killed seven persons in Pukah community, comprising one lady and six men, they made away with several numbers of sheep before fleeing the communities.
One of the residents identified as John Mark, who confirmed the killings to newsmen in Jos on Thursday, stated that the people were tired of the incessant attacks and killings in the state. He added that it has created fear in the minds of the people, and they are no longer able to move freely for fear of being attacked.
He further noted that the incident has been reported to the security operatives in the state.
However, there has been no word from the security operatives, headed by Captain Oya James, the spokesman for the Military Taskforce in charge of maintaining peace in the state.
The attack on the communities is coming hours after the state government trained 600 personnel for the state-owned security outfit known as Operation Rainbow.
Governor Caleb Mutfwang, while thanking President Bola Tinubu for his support, stated that the revitalization of the outfit was timely and came when the state needed consolidation on the gains of tackling security challenges that had ravaged the state for years.