Eight killed, houses burnt in fresh attack in Plateau

News - by RadioNow / Aug. 4th, 2021

At least four persons have been killed and several houses burnt in attacks on two villages; Zanwah and Nchetahu of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The attackers reportedly invaded the villages on Saturday night killing four people and leaving several others injured, while an additional four corpses were reported to be recovered from the bush on Sunday.

In their account of the incident, the police in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Gabriel Ubah, said the command received a report of a conflict between gunmen suspected to be part of a Fulani militia and youths from Irigwe community.

According to the police, 4 natives were killed, with 50 houses being burnt.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, has visited the scene in the company of other senior officers of the command.

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