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Many People Killed, Houses Set Ablaze In Fresh Plateau Attack

Gunmen have killed several people and burnt houses in an on Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack which he said took place on Friday morning to The Punch, saying many natives were also wounded.

He said a search and rescue operations for the victims were still ongoing, adding that so far, 10 persons who were shot dead by the gunmen had been evacuated to the mortuary.

Bitrus said, “Last night was really another black day for the Rigwe nation as 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. We also discovered three persons who sustained gunshot injuries.

“Our people are still searching for more victims because the damage done to the community is too much. We will let you know when we are done with the search and rescue operation.”

The spokesman for the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba was yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

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