Suspected bandits have reportedly killed over 40 persons after they attacked Zurak village in Bashar District of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the armed men at 7 p.m., invaded the Zurak community when people in the community were about to retire after their normal daily activities.

Transition Committee Chairman of Wase, Hamisu Anani, could not be reached on his phone number but Aminu Dahiru, a youth in the community told Vanguard on the phone that he heard about the incident that occurred “About 6 p.m., on Monday when people were running away from Zurak to other communities.

“Tension started building from Sunday when some vigilantes, who sense imminent danger in the community went to the camp of the bandits. On Monday evening, the bandits came in their numbers on motorcycles, shooting and burning houses.”

Another resident, Hamisu Bashar, said: “No fewer than 46 dead bodies have been recovered so far, these are not only the people of Wase but some people who came from Kanan Local Government Area to farm were also affected. We are tired of this kind of situation.”

May 22, 2024

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