Governor Simon Lalong has called the attacks “barbaric” and summoned an emergency meeting to discuss and curtail the repeated killings in parts of the state.
In a statement by his director of press and public affairs, Makut Macham, the governor has directed security personnel to intensify efforts in tracking down the other assailants and their sponsors to bring them to justice.
“Lalong is furious over the incident which security reports indicate was carefully planned as the bridge linking the village was said to have been destroyed to deny security forces access to the area during the attack,” the statement said.
“Governor Lalong again warns criminals that they will be pursued, arrested, and dealt with, no matter how long it takes, as his administration will not allow the reign of terror to persist and rubbish all the investments made in restoring calm in the State, ” it added.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the state police command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, confirmed the attack, but that details of the incident would be issued later.
A source earlier quoted a resident of the area, Yakubu Bagudu, as saying more than 30 people were killed in the Tuesday midnight attack.
Bagudu further told our correspondent that some of the victims were burnt after their death.