Breaking: Fresh Attack on Plateau, Several People Killed, Houses Burnt

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  • Corpses evacuated, says community leader

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

No fewer than 10 persons were killed as gunmen attacked Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state on Friday.

THISDAY gathered that several houses belonging to the natives were also set ablaze by the attackers while several people sustained injuries as the gunmen raided the community in the early hours of Friday.

Spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Mr Nuhu Bitrus, while confirming the attack on Friday morning said search and rescue operations for the victims were still ongoing.

He added that that so far, ten corpses have been recovered and evacuated to the mortuary.

He said, “Last night was really another black day for the Rigwe nation as (suspected) 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 ten 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.