Police in Central Nigeria have confirmed the killing of two in an isolated area of Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The attack on Saturday which left two others injured was believed to be an armed robbery attack.

Police arrived the scene in Zarazon community near Jos University Teaching Hospital after distressed calls but the victims were already "motionless", Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, DSP Tyopev Terna said.

One of those killed identified as Mr. Azi Magaji was confirmed to be the driver to the Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly.

He was however not driving his principal but a State government security vehicle, the Police spokesperson told MKB.

Mr. Terna said, "At about 2100hrs, a distress call was received to the effect that there were sporadic gun shots at Zarazong area of Jos which houses Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Gate 4.

"Immediately the information was received, the Police mobilised to the area. On arrival Azi Magaji the driver to the Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly and Edward Ankpa Titus a security guard with JUTH were found motionless.

"They were rushed to JUTH immediately but were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty while Kopdi Monday and Nenman Popdak who were on duty at JUTH Gate 4 were also found with gun shot injuries and were rushed to JUTH for treatment.

"The two victims are  responding to trceatment. Investigation into the case is on to track and arrest the perpetrators to face Justice."

The attack preceded a similar attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Daffo, Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.

The attack which took place at about 8pm local time left one Mr. Jaro Monday Jama dead.

Mr. Monday, 49 was ambushed and killed on his way to his home village in Foi, Mbar village near Bokkos from Daffo town where his wife was admitted in a health facility.

Police have however not confirmed this case.