Gunmen on Sunday night killed 12 persons in Kuru village of Jos south Local Council of Plateau State.
The attack, which took place about 10:30pm, also left five others seriously injured.
Chairman of Jos South Local Government, Hon Gideon Dandereng, confirmed the attack to journalists in Jos .
Dandereng condemned the unwarranted attack on peace-loving and hardworking citizens.
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He also called for calm and appealed to security operatives to go after the perpetrators
Several calls to Plateau Police Command spokesman, ASP. Gabriel Ubah, were unanswered.