About 20 people were reportedly killed when gunmen invaded Kadunung community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Casualty figure was not officially available at press time, but displaced persons who fled the community said no fewer than 20 people were killed in the attack.
They said the attackers stormed the town with sophisticated weapons, killing as they burned down houses and other property.
“We were lucky to have escaped the heavily armed militia. They killed our people; we counted about 20 bodies,” a resident of the area told newsmen.
He accused the Berom people of being behind the incident, alleging that it was targeted at Fulanis and their property.
Another displaced person, Usman Abubakar, told newsmen the attackers were from Barkin Ladi, which suffered a similar invasion three days ago. The Barkin Ladi attack was blamed on Fulani nomads.
The Special Task Force (STF), confirmed the invasion, but did not say anything about the casualty figure.
Spokesman of the STF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said men of the operation, recently renamed Operation Safe Haven, responded to an alarm and repelled the attackers.
He added that the attackers burned down some houses.
Captain Iweha said the STF cannot confirm that the attack was a reprisal over the Barkin Ladi invasion of Berom communities, but added that the matter is under investigation.