Gunmen kill 25 persons, raze houses in Plateau

Lester Mason
March 15, 2018

Meanwhile, seven people were killed and one injured in an attack on Hirshi, a village in Bassa Local Government of Plateau, Maj.

Plateau police spokesman Terna Tyopev told reporters that the attackers invaded the community late Monday.

23 persons have been killed in an attack on Miango district of Bassa LGA in Plateau state.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the government said the 6 pm to 6 am curfew follows the attack in the morning in Dong and Rafiki communities which led to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

"I shall inform you when the Details of the attack are made available please".

Close to 200 people have been killed as a result of herdsmen attacks in Various states in the country in 2018 alone.

He said Adie Undie, Plateau commissioner of police, had ordered Taiwo Jebiyisu, deputy commissioner of police (operations), to visit the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.

The victims, who were reportedly killed on Friday night in La'ake village of Kwall district, were said to be children below the age of 10. He also said there were no security operatives in the area.

During a visit to Plateau state, President Muhammadu Buhari assured the public of the Federal Government's commitment to ensure Peace Building Agency has the support it needs, in its effort to arrest the vicious cycle of violence.

This is coming as the state government had planned a mass burial for some people who were earlier killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen today.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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