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Four killed, 10 houses burnt in fresh Plateau attack


Residents of Nche-Tahu community in Bassa Local Council of Plateau State were, on Friday, thrown into mourning, following gunmen’s attack, which left three persons dead. Also, 10 houses were set ablaze in the early morning attack.

Similarly, The Guardian also learnt that one person was shot dead in another attack, which occurred in Gwa Rim community in Riyom Local Council of the state same day.

The Publicity Secretary of the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, who confirmed the Bassa killings, gave the names of the victims as Timothy Yakubu, Audu Dara, and Irimia David.

According to him, two other persons identified as Francis Ayuba and Anah Dick, who sustained gunshot injuries, were rushed to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).


Bitrus said: “It was last night that the gunmen attacked Nche–Tahu community in Miango, Bassa Local Council. They killed three of our people and injured two others. Ten houses were burnt in the same Nche- Tahu Village and valuable items, including domestic animals were carted away by suspected Fulani herdsmen.”

Also confirming the killing in Gwa-Rim community in Riyom Local Council, yesterday, an official of the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria, Mr. Dalyop Solomon, said one Amos Danladiwas killed.

According to him, the gunmen also destroyed farm crops in the neighbouring Jol community in the council before fleeing the area.

The Spokesman of the state Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, said security had been deployed to the affected areas, while investigations had commenced.


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