Many Feared Dead, Several Others Injured in Plateau Fresh Attack

Several people have been killed in an attack on the plateau community in the early hours of Friday.

It was gathered that several houses belonging to the natives of Te’egbe community in Bassa Local Government were also set ablaze by the gunmen while several others sustained injuries during the attack.

A spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack, Punch reports.

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,’’ he added

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