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40 killed, houses burnt in fresh Plateau community attack


Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing at least 40 persons, including vigilantes.

New Telegraph learnt that the incident occurred around 5:00 pm on Monday, when the bandits attacked the community while people were going about their normal activities.

Our correspondent learnt that several houses were also set ablaze by the bandits during the attack, which occurred.

Plateau State Police command Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the attack to our Correspondent in Jos yesterday, said already one of the bandits have been arrested, but couldn’t give a detailed figure of the casualties.

He disclosed that the bandits got to the community from neighbouring Taraba State.

Also, residents of the community said they could not immediately report the incident due to the poor communication network in the area.

A youth leader in the area named Sahpi’i Sambo, who also confirmed the incident to our Correspondent, said the bandits stormed the community on motorcycles with sophisticated weapons and started shooting recklessly.

“More than 40 people were killed while many are injured. Residents of the village have fled to neighbouring communities for cover. As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly,” Sambo said.

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