The Plateau state government says last night's attack in Ta'agbe village in Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA which led to the killing of six persons and wounding of five others was carried out by assailants hiding among the villagers.

In a statement by its Director, Press & Public Affairs, Samuel Nanle, the government warned that "any person or group of persons in villages and neighbourhoods identified to have been providing refuge and escape for these criminals, will not be spared the wrath of the law."

The government in the statement vowed that it will not relent in its "current renewed efforts at identifying and prosecuting all those behind this heinous crime, which seeks to take the State back to the dark days of violent Conflicts."

It however pleaded with all residents of "Bassa and its surrounding, to volunteer useful information that will lead to the apprehension of all the "criminals" behind "this sudden resurgence of terror."