At least six people were last night shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen in Kwata, a remote community located southwest of Jos the Plateau State capital.

Several others were also said to have been injured in the attack which lasted few minutes.

The armed men invaded the community at about 7pm local time, and opened fire at random, eyewitnesses say.

No security intervention came through until the attackers left, it was learnt.

Although no arrest has been made, survivors say the attackers chanted "Allahu Ak'bar" during the operation.

Other sources however say it was a clash between rival gangs.

The attack came few hours after the Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong vowed to sustain peace in the state.

He had yesterday in a statement through his Information Commissioner, Yakubu Dati assured that securities had been directed to huntdown perpetrators of the attacks that have resurfaced after months of peace in the state.

No official comment has been made on the latest attack yet.