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Gunmen kill 7, burn 250 houses in Plateau

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

Spokesperson of the Iregwe Development Association (IDA) Davidson Malison in a statement on Sunday 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.

“The attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, left over 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 killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospitals. Over 40 farmlands with a variety of crops were completely destroyed and several household items and domestic animals were carted away,” Mr Malison said.

He called on security agencies to protect lives and property of the people.

Police spokesperson Ubah Ogaba said that the Command had since deployed its personnel to the area to ensure law and order.

“The police is on top of the situation; more personnel have been deployed to the area. Investigation is also ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book,” he said.

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