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#6 Killed, Many Injured As Bandits Launch Fresh Attack In Plateau

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No fewer than six people have been killed and many injured as bandits again attack Pinau village, Wase local government area of Plateau State, according to Headlinenews.news investigative reports.

According to reports, the bandits stormed the village in their large number around 3pm,  and started shooting sporadically.

The incident is coming five days after residents of the community raised the alarm over the withdrawal of soldiers from the area, a development that forced hundreds of them to flee to Wase town, the headquarters of the Wase LGA.

Headlinenews.news gathered that the bandits also stole foodstuffs from the locals in the area.

Giving account of the incident, Major Ishaku Takwa, the spokesperson, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), explained that troops of the multi-security task force, maintaining peace in the state, have been sent to the village.

He stated that the bandits in their large number stormed the community at about 3pm, shooting sporadically to scare the people.

He explained that the incident occurred following the withdrawal of soldiers from the area about five days when the residents raised alarm over the development forcing hundreds of occupants to flee their homes to Wase town, the headquarters of Wase LGA.

He added, “Before the arrival of the bandits, hundreds of residents of the community have already fled because of the fear of being attacked and that is why the casualty figure is not much. Six people were killed and many injured. The bandits on their arrival asked people to remain in their rooms.”

He explained that the bandits broke into shops and stole food items and other properties, stressing that they also kidnapped some people leaving a pathetic situation on ground.

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