Police in Plateau state say they have uncovered the tactics used by killer herdsmen in their operations.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Matthias Terna, the "suspected" herdsmen have adopted "Gorilla Tactics" of hit and run to achieve their aim.

The PPRO said the same trick was used by the suspected herdsmen when they launched a fresh attack on Huke village, Miango chiefdom, Bassa LGA killing three aged men and burning 10 houses.

He said the attack took place at about 6:30pm when Police operatives were sustaining patrols around Rafi-Bauna, Jebu-Miango.

The team after receiving distresses calls could not arrive the scene before the destructions.

He said, "On 26/01/2018  at about 1830hr while our men were sustaining patrols around RAFI-BAUNA, JEBU-MIANGO areas, they received information that at about 1815hrs of same date, a gang of armed men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen were seen killing people and burning down houses at Huke Village in Miango Chiefdom, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

"On receipt of this information they immediately mobilised to the area.

"While getting close to the village the suspected Herdsmen on  sighting our patrol vehicles took to their heels".

ASP Terna gave the names of those killed as Ahmadu Hwie, 100 years, Hwie Odoh, 90 and Gado Kondo, 70 years.

The Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Undie Adie sequel to the persistent nature of the attacks has deployed more Police personnel to the area for "effective coverage and robust patrol," the PPRO said.

Equally, the CP according to Terna has deployed the State investigation Bureau (SIB) Operatives to intelligently sniff for information to end the attacks and bring perpetrators to book.

The Police spokesperson therefore appealed to the public to avail the Command with useful information to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the attacks for a "permanent solution".