Bandits Kill 40 Villagers In Fresh Plateau Community Attack

...as Police arrested one bandit

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Suspected group of Bandits have reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing more than 40 persons, including vigilantes.

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

Plateau Police command Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the attacked to our Correspondent in Jos on Tuesday, saying 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 a neighbouring Taraba State.

Also, the 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 arrived the community on motorcycles with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.

“More than 40 people were killed while many 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.

Details later…

New Telegraph

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