The Police in Plateau State has confirmed the killing of about 86 locals by suspected herdsmen in Gashish District of Barkin Ladi LGA.
A statement issued by the PPRO, Plateau State Police command on Sunday said the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos CP Undie Adie after deploying more personnel to the District, sent a search and rescue team from the Command headquarters for on the spot assessment.
The team headed by ACP Edeh John of the Department of Operations had also the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division and a Unit Commander from Mopol 38.
After a careful search of the villages attacked in the District the following were discovered
1. Eighty six (86) persons all together were killed
2. Six people injured
3. Fifty (50) house burnt
4. Fifteen (15) motorcycles burnt down
5. Two (2) motor vehicles burnt down
The team also carried out a detailed deployment.
Corpses were released to the families for burial.
The Command earlier in the day confirmed only eleven (11) people dead as the result of the attack due to the information at its disposal then before the arrival of the search and rescue team from Barkin Ladi LGA.
This is to update members of the public of the situation as regards the attack in Gashish District as promised earlier on.