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Breaking: 8 reportedly killed, 95 houses burnt as attackers invade Plateau communities

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– There has been an alleged fresh attack in some communities in Plateau state

– The attack has led to the death of eight people

– Also, 95 houses were said to have been burnt during the attack

Eight people have been allegedly killed and 95 houses burnt when attackers invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron district of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau.

According to Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Police Command in the State, the attackers hit the community in the early hours of Wednesday, August 29.

He said that 310 cows were also rustled, while three other persons were severely injured.

“When we received information that Abonong and Zayit communities were being attacked, we quickly mobilised and rushed to the affected areas.

“But, when we approached the areas, the attackers sighted us and took to their heels.

“When we eventually entered the attacked settlements, we found that eight persons were killed, 95 houses burnt, while 310 cows were stolen,” he said.

Tyopev said that the bandits also stole food stuff and and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

“As we speak, security has been beefed up in the areas to forestall further attacks,” he said.

Meanwhile, TRACK NEWS previously reported that an indigene of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa local government area of Plateau state has alleged security officers are culpable in the attacks launched on communities in the state.

The indigene said that hat men dressed in military uniform were culpable in an attack by suspected herdsmen on the community which led to the death of about 29 persons mainly women and children.

The president of Irigwe development association, Sunday Abdu, alleged that the men purported to be soldiers lured the victims to a classroom in a public primary school in the village before they were attacked by the suspected herdsmen.

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