‘Seven killed’, houses razed as gunmen attack Plateau communities

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Gunmen have reportedly killed seven persons and razed over 250 houses in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa LGA of Plateau state.

This was disclosed on Sunday by the Iregwe development association (IDA) in Jos, the Plateau capital.

According to a statement signed by Davidson Malison, IDA national publicity secretary, the attackers also injured other residents and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.

Malison said the incident occurred on Saturday night, adding that the injured persons are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

“The attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, left over 250 houses razed down in Zanwra, Nche-Tahu, Rikwe-Rishe A and B, Ri-Dogo, Nchu-Nzhwa, all in Jebbu-Miango communities of Miango chiefdom,” he said.

“Seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

“Over 40 farmlands with a variety of crops were completely destroyed and several household items and domestic animals were carted away.”

Malison described the situation as “unfortunate”, and called on government and security agencies to work towards improving safety in the area.

Ubah Ogaba, Plateau police spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said the command has deployed its personnel to the area to restore peace.

“The police is on top of the situation. More personnel have been deployed to the area. Investigation is also ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book,” NAN quoted him to have said.

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