Jos - Five persons were killed and four others injured by gunmen on Tuesday night at Maraba Foron, Heipang District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau.
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau Police Command, ASP Dominic Esin, confirmed the killings to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.
Esin said that four of the dead were children while a member of the community's vigilance group also died.
The deputy PPRO said that the man was killed when he came out to ascertain what was happening after hearing gunshots in the village.
Two of the four persons injured, according to Esin, are the father and mother of the four children who were killed by the attackers.
He said that the injured persons were now receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos.
The spokesperson said that investigation to unravel the identity of the killers had since begun.