Seven persons were yesterday killed in two separate attacks in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Local sources say the attacks which occurred almost simultaneously in Nding and Dorong villages at about sunset left several others injured.

The Nding attack was said to be an ambush on a car conveying some Church youth fellowship members returning from a picnic in Jos the Plateau State capital.

Five people identified as Miss Favour Nintel, Miss Felicia Nuhu, Mr. Bulus Dung Sunday, Miss Jenet Yakubu Pam and Mr. Jok Danladi were killed in the ambush.

In the second attack in Dorong village, Miss Janet Markus and Mr. Dung Pam were killed, sources say.

No details were given on the attack.

Officials were yet to confirm the incidents as of the time of publishing.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Nigerian Police Force yesterday at a get-together party in Jos resolved to work together for peace.

Mr Austin Agbonlahor, Commissioner of Police (CP), Plateau Command, was concerned that negative reportage was harmful to the society.

Thus, synergy between the two groups according to him was needful to minimize harm especially on contentious issues.

“We are available to confirm information that you are not sure of.

“It will not be fair to us if you go to press on an issue that concerns us without verifying with us,” he said.

The Chairman of the NUJ in the State, Mr. Paul Jatau assured the CP of the union's cooperation towards crime prevention and eradication.