The Police Command in Plateau says gunmen have killed nine persons and injured four others in an attack on Pinau community in Wase Local Government Area of the state.
Ubah Ogaba, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command said in a statement on Monday in Jos that the incident occurred on Sunday evening.
He, however, said security agencies who quickly mobilised to the scene had arrested eight suspects and recovered 12 motorcycles.
“Yesterday, at about 4:30p.m., we received a distress call that yet to be identified gunmen invaded Pinau Village in Wase local government area.
“Unfortunately, they killed nine persons while four persons are injured.
“Upon receipt of the information, a combined team of policemen, men of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and other security agencies were mobilised and swiftly moved to the scene.
“Eight suspects were arrested and 12 motorcycles recovered from the scene,” he said.
The PPRO said effort was on to arrest other fleeing members of gang.
Mr Ogaba said that security has been beefed up in the area to prevent escalation of violence and break down of law and order.
Most of the states in Nigeria are battling one security challenge or the other with the attendant spike in crimes.