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Over 10 feared killed, houses burnt in fresh Plateau attack



Unknown gunmen have attacked Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed several people.

Several houses belonging to the people of the area were also set ablaze by the gunmen while several others sustained injuries during the attack which occurred in the early hours of Friday.

Speaking for the community, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack, he said search and rescue operations for the victims were still ongoing. He added that so far, 10 persons who were shot dead by the gunmen had been evacuated to the mortuary.

Bitrus said, “Last night was really another black day for the Rigwe nation as militia attacked Te’egbe village, killed so many people, and injured many others. They also set their houses on fire.

“Right now, we have just counted the bodies of ten persons who were shot dead by the attackers. They are being taken to the mortuary. We also discovered three persons who sustained gunshot injuries.

“Our people are still searching for more victims because the damage done to the community is too much. We will let you know when we are done with the search and rescue operation.”

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