Gunmen kill 7 persons, burn 250 houses in Plateau

Unidentified gunmen have killed seven persons and burnt 250 houses in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

The attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, leftover 250 houses razed down in Zanwra, Nche-Tahu, Rikwe-Rishe A and B, Ri-Dogo, Nchu-Nzhwa all in Jebbu-Miango communities of Miango chiefdom.

Seven persons were reportedly killed, while several others were injured and are currently receiving treatment at undisclosed hospitals.

While Over 40 farmlands with a variety of crops were completely destroyed and several household items and domestic animals were carted away.

A statement issued by the Iregwe Development Association (IDA) and signed by Davidson Malison, its National Publicity Secretary, in Jos, said the attackers also injured many others and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.

He explained that the incident occurred on Saturday night, adding that the injured were currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau command, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the command had since deployed its personnel to the area to ensure law and order.

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