The Nasarawa State Police Command, on Friday confirmed the killing of eight people by unidentified gunmen in Sofiyo village of Toto Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Kennedy Idrisu, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said several persons also sustained various degrees of injuries from the attack.
Idrisu advised inhabitants of the area, especially the youths against taking laws in to their hands.
He advised the people to ensure that they report crisis to the appropriate authorities for necessary action rather than engage in reprisals.
“It is true that gunmen attacked and killed eight people in Sofiyo community of the locality. We have also mobilised our men to the scene of the attack to maintain law and order and to forestall further attacks. The injured are currently receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Gwagwalada,” he said.
The PPRO, who said that the police would not relent in their efforts to ensure peace and stability in the state, called on troublemakers in the state to shun their evil acts.
He urged residents of the area to provide the police with vital information that would enable them to arrest the perpetrators and generally curtail criminal activities in the state.