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Five killed, four missing in fresh attack by gunmen in Plateau State



About five people have been killed and four declared missing in a fresh attack in Plateau State by unknown gunmen.

The attack reportedly happened in Bassa Local Government Area of the state the Punch reports.

The National President of the Irigwe Development Association, Ezekiel Bini, who Confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the victims were killed on Tuesday night when gunmen attacked Chando-Zrrechi (Tafi-Gana) village.

He said the gunmen also abducted four other persons and their whereabouts remain unknown as of the time of writing this report.

Narrating the incident Bini said, “Yes, the killing of the five persons is true and we are on our way to meet the governor over the continued killings in our communities in Bassa.

“Our people were attacked last night (Tuesday) at Chando-Zrrechi and five people were killed.

“They were in their homes when the gunmen came and killed them despite the curfew imposed by the state government.

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“Their corpses have just been deposited at the mortuary. Aside the five people that were killed last night, four other villagers were also captured on Sunday and since then, we have not seen them.”

The development is happening few days after gunmen attacked some innocent travellers in Plateau State, killing at least 22 of them in cold blood.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.