30 killed in fresh Plateau attacks

25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria

25 killed in fresh clashes in central Nigeria

This is yet another attack barely three days after gunmen killed four persons in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

The victims, who were reportedly killed on Friday night in La'ake village of Kwall district, were said to be children below the age of 10.

Twenty-five people were killed on Monday night at Dundu village, Kwall District of Bassa local government area of the state.

Close to 200 people have been killed as a result of herdsmen attacks in Various states in the country in 2018 alone.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Spokesperson, Terna Tyopev said its however yet to confirm the casualty figure.

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

The attacked village is said to be between Kaura and Bassa local government areas.

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.

A correspondent of NAN, who visited the village, observed that smoke was still billowing from some of the houses set ablaze, while many residents had fled to villages considered safer.

It would be recalled that Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong had last weekend condemned the attacks of innocent persons in the state and said he had purchased 53 security vehicles equipped with communication gadgets as part of efforts to stem the tide of attacks in the state.

The unfortunate incident occurred at a time when a community located a few kilometres from Dundu was preparing to bury their loved ones, 5 of them, killed by the same suspected Fulani herdsmen on the day President Buhari visited Plateau State.

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