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Gunmen kill 25 persons, raze houses in Plateau

Gunmen kill 25 persons, raze houses in Plateau

Suspected herdsmen have killed at least 25 people in Dundu Village of Kwall district in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.

Confirming the attack, President of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Hon.

The release, signed by the secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufu Bature, said the decision was to curtail further attacks.

Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the attack left scores severely injured and many properties destroyed.

Kwal is the village where the headquarters of the Nigerian College of Accountancy (NCA) is located.

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

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"There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa. As I speak with you, a deputy commissioner of police, DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, in charge of Department of Operations is on his way to the scene".

He said the vehicles were to be distributed to all the 17 local government areas of the state as soon as the Inspector General of Police commissioned them.

However, a resident of the affected community, who identified himself as Timothy, claimed that 23 bodies were counted after the attack.

Many houses were reportedly set ablaze in the latest round of attacks in the state which President Muhammadu Buhari visited last week.

Gulu expressed sadness that the attacks came on a day slated for the mass burial of those killed last week.


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