Gunmen have killed no fewer than five people in a fresh attack in Plateau State, police authorities have revealed.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Tyopev Mathias, told Channels Television on Thursday that the attack occurred on Wednesday.

According to him, a group of young boys were returning from a festive celebration when the assailants opened fire on them in Pugu, Rawuru village of Fan District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

Mathias also disclosed that several others sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack while the gunmen fled the scene.

The incident was said to have followed a similar attack on Christmas Day at a hotel where three people were reportedly killed.

The command’s spokesman stated the victims of the attack in Rawuru have been given a mass burial on Thursday morning.

He said the police have already launched an investigation into the incident with a view to bringing the attackers to book.