Two persons were killed by gunmen at Fanlo and Nding villages in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Sunday.
Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the killings on Monday.
He said the victims were travelling when they were attacked. He added that five people also sustained serious injuries during the attack.
“Yesterday at about 8pm, our Barkin Ladi division received a distress call that a Peugeot 504 station wagon with Reg. No. AA 393 TSF, was attacked by unknown gunmen,” Tyopev said.
“The caller said that the victims were traveling from Fanlo to Nding village when they were attacked.
“The incident resulted in the death of one Stephen Samuel, 28, and Dajugu Randong, 28.
“Five other persons escaped the attack with various degree of injuries.”
The spokesman said men of the command had visited the scene of the incident and that efforts were being made to arrest the perpetrators of the act.