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Nine Dead, Seven Injured In Attack On A Village In Plateau

On Tuesday, 15th November, during the night hours, Maikatako village, in Bokkos local government area of Plateau State was attacked leaving about nine people dead and seven injured.

The attack left the residents of the community tensed and in shock even hours after the incident.

Speaking to Vanguard, a native, Godwin Malan said: “The attack happened on Tuesday night, mostly women and children were killed.”

The vigilantes were able to repel the attackers but they had already burnt a compound and no one knew that people were still inside the compound.

“The casualties were from that compound. The community contacted security, and they came but it was already late.”

Speaking through its Public Relations Officer, DSP Alfred Alabo, the State Police Command confirmed the incident saying, “It is true that an incident happened there, the DPO there responded with his team and were able to push back the bandits but some people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.”

“As of yesterday, about seven people with gunshot wounds were taken to the hospital, our men are still tracing the bandits so I can’t reach the DPO on phone for an update. I don’t want to give inaccurate information but once I speak with the DPO about the death of some people, I will let you know.”

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