The Plateau State Police command has confirmed 11 people killed by unknown gunmen when they attack Lopandet Dwei Du of Jos South local government area of the state.

According to the command public relation officer, DSP Mathias Tena Tyopev said on Sunday that, at about 8:30pm the Plateau State Police command received a distress call to the effect that unknown gunmen attacked Dwei.

He added that the command immediately mobilised to the scene of crime noting that on arrival officers discovered that some people were shot and the victims were immediately rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and Plateau Specialist Hospital.

He pointed out that as a result of the attack, eleven persons have been confirmed dead by doctors from both hospitals mentioned above while 12 persons were wounded and are now on admission receiving treatment.

The police spokesman said more security personnel have been deployed to the area to prevent further attacks on the community adding that investigation into the crime in ongoing.