Gunmen on Wednesday morning stormed two villages in Plateau State (Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area) killing at least eight people, the police have said.
According to Mr Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Police Command in the State, the attackers hit the community in the early hours of Wednesday. He said that 310 cows were also rustled, while three other persons were severely injured.
“When we received information that Abonong and Zayit communities were being attacked, we quickly mobilised and rushed to the affected areas.
“The command quickly mobilised to the communities. While the police were approaching the areas, the attackers sighted them from afar and ran away from the scene of crime.
“As a result of the attack, Eight (8) persons lost their lives, three (3) people were injured, ninety five (95) houses were burnt down and three hundred and ten (310) Cattle were stolen,” Tyopev said.
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