“The attack lasted about 10 minutes or so,” the source said on Wednesday in Jos.
The Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Police Command, Mr Terna Tyopev, who confirmed the incident, said that it took place “around 8 pm on Tuesday”.
“The incident took place on Tuesday, that I can confirm. Another thing I can confirm is that a former Head of Service was killed and many others were injured,” he said.
He said that investigation had begun toward unravelling the mystery behind the killings.
The recent attack is the third in the last few weeks in Plateau.
Last week, gunmen killed Alhaji Mohammed Suleiman, the Village Head of Gyangyang in Jhar Chiefdom of Kanam Local Government. Twenty-five others had been killed at Ncha village in Miango, Bassa Local Government, a week earlier.