Gunmen Kill Four In Fresh Plateau Attack


No fewer than four persons have been killed in an ambush by gunmen in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The ambush reportedly took place in the Adu Community, Kwall District of the LGA on Sunday night.

A resident and former spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association in the Council Area, Lawrence Zongo, confirmed the killings to the Punch on Monday.

According to him, the latest attack underlined the growing insecurity in the area, which had witnessed a series of attacks by gunmen in the past weeks, with no fewer than 15 persons killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed.

He said, “Our people have been attacked again. This time, it happened in Adu village, along Kwall Road. The people were moving on the road when they suddenly came under attack by gunmen who intercepted them. Four persons were killed during the latest incident around 9pm on Sunday. It is a terrible situation that the people have found themselves.”

The Plateau state Coordinator, Neighbourhood Watch, Ola Azeez, also confirmed the attack, saying his men had been deployed in the area.

Azeez said, “Somebody called me this morning to inform me about the attack in Bassa community. So, I have directed the Commander in the Council to move to the affected community and find out what really happened. I will get back to you when our investigation on the matter is concluded.”

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