Unknown gunmen have attacked the Kunga community close to Yelwan Zangam in Plateau State, leaving two injured in the attack.
Naija News learned that the gunmen attacked the community located along the Bauchi road in Jos metropolis around 12 am in the early hours of Sunday.
A source told The Nation that officers of the Nigerian Police Force prevented the gunmen from kidnapping residents. and calm the situation.
The source said: “There was an attack at “KUNGA” A community close to Yelwan – Zangam some few kilometres from Jos metropolis along Bauchi road after the University of Jos Narguta hostels at about 12:00 hrs.
“It took the intervention of the Nigerian Police Force (even though they were a little late) to calm the situation.
“Two people were hospitalised, search and rescue is ongoing by the Police, Hunters group and the Vigilante.”
Confirming the incident, Plateau Police spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, said officers are doing everything possible to ensure that the area is peaceful.
He said: “Our officers responded to your emergency, and they are doing everything possible to ensure that the area is peaceful, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command CP Bartolomeow N. Onyeka psc(+), the command wants to thank you for personally making that timely call.
“We also want you to know that by that information given us at that critical time lives and properties were saved, this show that you are your brother’s keeper, we say thank you and urge you to do more in this our fight against crime and criminality on the Plateau.
“You have nothing to worry about, the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command CP Bartolomeow N. Onyeka psc (+) has made adequate security arrangements to ensure that all is well and everybody is safe within and outside the “KUNGA” A community.”
This article was originally published on Naija News