40 killed as bandits attack Plateau Community

Bandits reportedly invaded Zurak village in Bashar District of the Wase local government region of Plateau State, killing around 40 people, including vigilantes.

According to residents, the event occurred at 5 p.m. on Monday, when individuals were going about their daily activities.

The residents said but 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 to Daily Trust, the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two on a bike – with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically.

He 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,” Sambo said.

Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, had not responded to inquiry by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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