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More Than 40 Feared Dead As Bandits Launch Fresh Attack On Plateau



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In a tragic development, a large number of bandits have reportedly attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase local government area of Plateau state, killing more than 40 persons, including vigilantes. 

Reports by Daily Trust on Tuesday, revealed that the incident occurred on Monday evening, when people were going about their normal activities.

The residents who disclosed this said that they could not immediately report the incident to the nearest police station due to the poor communication network in the area.

Sahpi’i Sambo, a youth leader in the area, confirmed the incident and said the bandits arrived at the community on motorcycles – two on a bike – with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically. 

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“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.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, is yet to release an official statement as of the time this report is filed.

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