LAGOS, March 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 16 persons lost their lives when unknown gunmen launched an attack on Tuesday night in Rim area of central north Nigeria's Plateau State, local police said Wednesday.
State police spokesperson Felicia Anslem told Xinhua in Jos, the state capital that over 200 houses were razed by gunmen. She decline to give more details.
Plateau State is situated in Nigeria's middle belt where the Muslim-dominated north and the Christian-majority south meet.
The state capital Jos was plunged in a pool of blood on March 7, 2010, when members of local Muslim and Christian communities fought each other in revenge for previous killings.
The state has witnessed some bomb blasts and constant rifts between Berom and Fulani herdsmen, with many, especially women and children, were killed in the state.