12 persons have been killed by gunmen 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, Honourable Gideon Dandereng, confirmed the attack to journalists in Jos.

Dandereng condemned the unwarranted attack on peace-loving and hardworking citizens.

The Chairman also called for calm and appealed to security operatives to go after the perpetrators.