The Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau on Monday confirmed the killing of 12 persons in an attack on Kwata community in Jos South Local Government.

Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, STF Spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that several others were injured in the attack that took place on Monday morning.

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Iweha said that the STF personnel rushed to the area of the attack when it was alerted but the perpetrators had disappeared.

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“By the time we arrived there, the attackers had carried out their heinous act and left; we just evacuated the injured and the dead and rushed them to Plateau Hospital, where health officials confirmed 12 persons dead.

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“Normalcy has since returned as security agencies have cordoned off the area,’’ Iweha said.