Residents of Farinkasa Kerana and Sabon Gari communities in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State have been thrown into mourning following fresh attacks on them by gunmen.
No fewer than 12 persons were killed in the attack, which took place at about 10.30 pm on Saturday.
Following the latest attack, the Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, on Sunday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Mangu LGA.
A grieving resident, who confirmed the incident in Jos, said the victims were killed in their houses, adding that the gunmen also set many houses on fire, leaving the two communities deserted.
The governor, in a statement on Sunday by the Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, declared a 24-hour curfew.
The governor, however, assured the people that his administration was working round-the-clock to restore peace and security in the state.