Security officials in Jos, the Plateau State capital, averted what would have been called another bloody Sunday.
Reports say well over 100 unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen stormed Rantya Lowcost community of Jos metropolis and shot sporadically at worshippers in the churches in the area.
According to a report filed by Seriki Adinoyi military men in the area took up the challenge and successfully repelled the attackers.
A security man with one of the churches told journalists that the incident occurred at about 10am when most of the churches were just about to commence service.
He said the gunmen descended from the hills and pounced on the community and shot at hundreds of worshippers in the churches..
He added that they were swiftly repelled by men of the Special Task Force (STF), who shot back at the attackers.
More details to follow….