Gunmen kill 10 in fresh Plateau attack

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed as gunmen attacked the Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to reports, several houses belonging to the natives were also set ablaze by the attackers.

Several others sustained injuries as the gunmen raided the community in the early hours of Friday.

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The spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Mr Nuhu Bitrus, while confirming the attack Friday morning, said search and rescue operations for the victims were still ongoing, adding that so far, 10 corpses have been recovered and evacuated to the mortuary.

He said, “Last night was really another black day for the Rigwe nation as Fulani militia attacked Te’egbe village, killed so many people and injured many others. They also set their houses on fire.

“Right now, we have just counted the bodies of 10 persons who were shot dead by the attackers. They are being taken to the mortuary. Our people are still searching for more victims. We will let you know when we are done with the search and rescue operation.”

The police are yet to confirm the incident.

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