The Police have recovered three corpses after suspected armed herdsmen attacked a community in Plateau State.
It was gathered that the herdsmen had on Saturday laid ambush for commuters in Jebu Miango village in the Bassa local government area.
Matthias Tyopev, the spokesperson for the Plateau state police command, on Tuesday told Punch that investigation into the crime had commenced.
Tyopev also said that no suspect had been arrested yet.
He said, “On Saturday, at about 20:00 hours, the Divisional Police Officer in Bassa Division got information that at about 19:45 hours of the same day that a gang of unknown gunmen laid ambush on the road between DTV and Jamraf settlement in Jebu Miango Village, Bassa LGA. They were attacking unsuspecting commuters.
“After receiving the information, the DPO led a patrol team to the scene. But on sighting the police vehicle, the armed men took to their heels and disappeared into the nearby bushes.
“The police combed the area, but the bandits were not found since they spotted the police from a far distance and ran very fast. At the scene, three corpses were recovered who were killed by the gunmen. A motorcycle was also recovered from the scene.
“Also recovered from the scene were 24 expended shells of 7.62mm ammunitions. Photographs of the dead bodies were taken. No suspect has been arrested yet, while investigation is in progress.”