Gunmen kill family of 10 in Plateau...

A Panhard VBL M11 of the Special Task Force in Plateau, JosTen persons, including a two-month-old baby, were killed on Friday morning when gunmen attacked Kogwom village in the Vwang district of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau, a spokesman for the Special Task Force said.
Two other persons, who sustained serious injuries, have been admitted at the Christian Hospital, Vom.
Lt. Kingsley Egbo, Assistant Media Officer, Special Task Force, who confirmed the incident, said that the injured persons were “responding to treatment.”
“It is a very sad incident, but we are already investigating the matter,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday.
“It was alleged that suspected herdsmen stormed a lone compound and slaughtered a family of 10 before escaping into the nearby bush,” he said
Egbo said that the victims had cuts on their bodies “even though shots were fired.”
The officer said that all escape routes to the area had been sealed, adding that the culprits would be fished out.
Meanwhile, the Plateau government has described the attack as “gruesome, painful and shocking.”
The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Abraham Yiljap, decried the consistent attacks on children and women.
“It is particularly painful because it took place in a house of mourning and mourners were among those killed.
“This government is very pained and worried over the shocking and gruesome killing of its people in cold blood by unknown and masked men,” he said.
Yiljap said that the victims had gathered to mourn their grandmother who passed on a day earlier.
He called on the people to show “maximum restraint” over the incident, but added that they should be on the alert.
The commissioner urged the security operatives to make efforts to arrest the culprits and ensure they face justice.