Friday, December 1, 2023

Bandits Attack Plateau, Kill 10 Villagers

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked Kulben community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed 10 persons.


A resident of Kulben village, Moses Fwan, on Monday, confirmed the attack to Punch in Jos.

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Fwan said the incident which happened on Sunday night also left several houses belonging to villagers destroyed by the bandits before they fled the community.

Fwan said, “Armed Fulani militia group attacked our community in Kulben village within Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

“The gunmen came to the village at about 10:00 pm on Sunday 10/09/2023 and killed 10 of our people. They also injured many others and destroyed our properties including houses.

“Presently, our people are mourning the gruesome killing of their kinsmen and arrangement is ongoing to conduct mass burial for the victims.”

The Chairman of Mwaghavul Development Association in Kombun District, Dr. Elisha, who also confirmed the attack said, “From the information I got, 10 persons were killed during the invasion. I’m on my way to the village.”

When contacted, the Spokesman for the Plateau state Police Command, Alfred Alabo ,said his office was yet to get a report of the incident.

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When also contacted, the media officer for the Military Special Task Force in charge of maintaining peace in the state, Captain Oya James, said he is unaware of the incident.

James, however, promised to investigate the incident and take necessary action to forestall further occurrence.


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