No fewer than 30 persons have been killed in attacks on two villages in Plateau State.
A fresh attack in Plateau state by suspected herdsmen, resulted in the death of at least 25 persons, including 19 men, 3 women and 3 children.
23 persons have been killed in an attack on Miango district of Bassa LGA in Plateau state.More news: Eric Ebron dropped by Detroit Lions
He said Adie Undie, Plateau commissioner of police, had ordered Taiwo Jebiyisu, deputy commissioner of police (operations), to visit the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the attack left scores severely injured and many properties destroyed.
"I can not authoritatively confirm to you the casualty rate".More news: Betting On Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) ?
Many houses were reportedly set ablaze in the latest round of attacks in the state which President Muhammadu Buhari visited last week. Yakubu Dati yesterday commiserated with the people of Bassa and Bokkos LGAs over the killings in the areas, saying orders had been issued to security agents to immediately arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the killings as the state would not condone any further killing again.
And shortly after the 29 victims were laid to rest, some residents of the Irigwe communities expressed their dissatisfaction with the recent comment made by some plateau stakeholders during President Buhari's State visit to Plateau state.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and no details have been provided yet of the attackers.More news: Were Analysts Bullish Enable Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENBL) This Week?