Again, 24 Killed in Fresh Attack on Plateau Village

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It was further gathered that the incident occurred on Monday night in Dundu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, confirmed the attack confirmed to The Punch on Tuesday, March 13.

Anxious by the recent incessant attack on Irigwe communities in Bassa local government area of Plateau State, the locals are calling on the worldwide community to come to their aid and Stop what they described as an evil plan to drive them away from their ancestral homeland.

He said the police had launched an investigation to apprehend the suspects.

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.

"I can not authoritatively confirm to you the casualty rate.

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We are already preparing for a mass burial", Gulu who added that many others were missing and were feared killed said.

"Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

The ugly incident happened during the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and no details have been provided yet of the attackers.

This would be the 5th attack of the last weeks as citizens of the Miango community are now undertaking a protest, for the past attacks of 8th and 9th March (when president Buhari was visiting) i.e., where 18 people were killed.