Sunday, 22 September, 2019


Six killed, several houses burnt in fresh Plateau attack

20 killed’ in another Plateau attack Six killed, several houses burnt in fresh Plateau attack
Hannah Rogers | 16 October, 2017, 17:18

Gunmen have reportedly killed twenty persons in another attack in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.

NAN reports that those killed had been buried while the injured were taken to Inos Hospital, Miango in Bassa Local Government.

The post BREAKING: At Least 20 Feared Dead In Another Plateau Attack appeared first on Channels Television.

A source in one of the affected villages claimed that many houses were burnt by people suspected to be herdsmen, adding that despite the curfew imposed in all the affected areas, the attackers still raided two villages and burnt houses on Friday night.

Meanwhile, the state government has condemned the attack in a statement issued on Sunday by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Samuel Nanle.

"The government has warned, and is reiterating, that it will not relent in its efforts at identifying and prosecuting those behind this heinous crime".

It however pleaded with all residents of "Bassa and its surrounding, to volunteer useful information that will lead to the apprehension of all the "criminals" behind "this sudden resurgence of terror".

The state government has vowed to deal with the perpetrators of violent attacks and any persons giving them refuge will also not be spared from the wrath of the law.

"The governor extends his condolences to families of the bereaved, and has directed the State Emergency Management Agency and Ministry of Health to coordinate medical services for the injured and provide humanitarian relief materials to the attacked areas".

Some villagers have allegedly fled their homes for security reasons.

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