By Macham Makut

Police authorities in Plateau State say perpetrators of the Sunday night attack in Nding village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area had fled when their men got to the scene of the crime.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Agbonlahor had on receiving information on the incident "immediately" dispatched a team of operatives who "raced to the scene of crime but discovered on arrival that the attackers had left," State Police Spokesperson, Tyopev Terna said in a statement.

The Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the death of four as of the time the detachment arrived the scene of the attack.

Eyewitnesses however put the figure at five aside two cases of severe injuries.

Those killed in the attack which was launched on a moving vehicle conveying Church Youth fellowship members are  Miss Favour Nintel, Miss Felicia Nuhu, Mr. Bulus Dung Sunday, Miss Jenet Yakubu Pam and Mr. Jok Danladi, Whistle Nigeria can confirm.