Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed four members of a family in Kai Village in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Terna Tyopev, the police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Jos.
Tyopev said the incident occurred on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, and was reported to the division by one Mr. Maren Mahan.
The PPRO identified one of the victims as Dauda Mahan, 54; Mangai Agwom, 46; Christian Mangai, 15; and John Mangai, 10.
“On receipt of this information, a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the division visited the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment,” he said.
He said the bodies of the deceased were recovered and deposited at the mortuary of General Hospital, Barkin.
Tyopev said investigations to track the perpetrators were ongoing.