Unidentified gunmen struck a drinking joint in Jos, Plateau State, fatally shooting no fewer than ten persons dead, the police have said.

The gunmen drove in a Hilux van into Kashe (Sabon Layi) community, Kuru District of Jos South Local Government, sporadically shooting at the bar and leaving many dead or wounded, according to a statement by police spokesman Ubah Ogaba in Jos on Monday.

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Ogaba said the killers invaded the community Sunday night.

“We received a report that ten persons were shot dead at a drinking joint at Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South by yet to be identified gunmen, who drove in with a Hilux and shot sporadically.

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“Personnel of the command and the military have been deployed to the affected area.

“The Commissioner of Police has ordered an immediate investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killing and to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to book,” he said

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However, a witness told NAN that twelve people were killed, while five were injured during the attack.

“I counted twelve dead bodies at the scene with five injured,” the source said.