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Gunmen Kill 10, Burn Houses In Fresh Attack On Plateau Community

Gunmen have killed no fewer than 10 people in an attack on Te’egbe community in Bassa local government, Plateau state.

It became known that the attackers had also set many neighboring houses on fire.

Some community residents were injured in the attack early Friday morning, The Punch reports.

A spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack in Jos.

According to Bitrus, search and rescue operations for the victims are still ongoing.

It added that the10 people that were shot dead by the armed men have been transferred to the morgue.

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.”

The spokesman for the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, could not be reached for comments.