Gunmen kill over 40 persons in Wase LGA of Plateau

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Bandits in their numbers reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase local government area of Plateau State, killing more than 40 residents including vigilantes and injuring others in the community.

It was gathered that several houses were razed by the rampaging gunmen.

According to residents of the community, the incident occurred around 7 pm on Monday when people in the community were going about their normal activities but they could not 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 our correspondent , the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two to a bike – with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically at everyone.

He said ” More than 40 people were killed while many others were injured.

Residents of the village have fled to neighbouring communities to have a cover. As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly attack , ” Sambo said.

The spokesperson of the state police command , DSP Alabo Alfred, is yet to respond to the inquiry by our correspondent, as of the time of filing this report.

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