Bandits Sack Plateau Community As 40 Shot Dead

Bandits in their numbers reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing more than 40 persons, including vigilantes.

According to residents of the community, the incident occurred around 5pm, on Monday, when people were going about their normal activities.

The residents said that they could not immediately report the incident due to the poor communication network in the area.

According to Sahpi’i Sambo, a youth leader in the area, who also confirmed the incident, the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two on a bike – with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.

Sambo said: “More than 40 people were killed while many injured. Residents of the village have fled to neighbouring communities for cover. As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly.”

The spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alabo Alfred, had not responded to an inquiry by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

Daily Trust


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