About six people were yesterday killed by suspected herdsmen in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, reports say.

In an attack believed to be a joint civilian-military operation in the Central Nigerian Nding Sesut village, several houses were said to have been razed down.

The attack has been confirmed by the member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal constituency in the Nigerian National Assembly, Hon. Istifanus Gyang.

This is the fifth attack in the locality within the past one week.

On Christmas day, three people were killed in a hotel in Barkin Ladi town.

On Boxing day, five others were killed in an ambush near Rawuru village in the same local government area.

On Saturday last week, driveby shooters reportedly killed two people in Mangu Halle village, few kilometres away from Barkin Ladi town.

A fresh ambush on a vehicle conveying Christian youth fellowship members on Sunday left another five dead.

The BarkinLadi/Riyom constituency federal lawmaker, Hon. Gyang had in a new year message prayed for a "safer and secured society" when news of the latest attack broke.

Obviously out of shock, Mr. Gyang only responded, "exactly Sir" when MK Reporters texted to confirm the attack.

No details have been received on the attack yet as security officials were yet to respond to enquiries on the incident as of publishing time.