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  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Over 40 people killed in renewed Plateau attack

At least 40 persons were killed as bandits raided Zurak, a village in the Wase Local Government area of Plateau State on Monday evening.

Eyewitnesses confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Jos.

“More than 40 people were killed and many injured on Monday around 7 pm. Residents of the village have fled to neighbouring communities for cover,” an eyewitness said.

Lamenting the delay in response of security operatives, the eyewitness said “As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly.”

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Also, the spokesperson for the Plateau State Police, Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident, adding that police would soon release a statement on the incident.

“Our press release will soon be out. We are working on it”.

In recent times, Plateau communities have been under attack as bandits continue to raid, kill armless citizens and destroy houses.

An attack that lasted two days last December left about 150 dead and hundreds displaced.

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