Police confirms fresh killing of 25 persons in Plateau community


The Plateau States Police command has confirmed that 25 people were killed and two others injured as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked a village in Miango, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.


It was gathered that the attackers came Monday evening and killed 25 persons, leaving scores injured in Dundu village of Miango District, Bassa LGA of the State.

Danjuma Auta, a former Secretary General of Irigwe Youth Movement, told our correspondent that, “The attackers came around 7pm yesterday (Monday) and killed 25 people in Dundu village, leaving several others injured.”

“We don’t know the motive behind the attacks. Today, we buried those that were murdered last week, and again we are faced with more deaths, its unfortunate,” he lamented.

Confirming the attacks, the Plateau Police Command Spokesperson, ASP Mathias Tyopev Terna said, “There was an attack yesterday in Bassa, as such the Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, in charge of Department of Operations to go to the scene of crime for an on the spot assessment.

“As such, he is there now; the information is sketchy”.

“Twenty five 25 people were killed in the attack and two injured.”

“I shall inform you when the Details of the attack are made available please”.


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