In Pinau village in Plateau State’s Wase Local Government Area, bandits attacked and killed six persons.
On Wednesday, July 27, at 3 p.m., the bandits allegedly stormed the neighborhood and began firing randomly.
Garba Kasuwa, a resident of the area who fled his home told Daily Trust that
the assailants came in their numbers on motorcycles, carrying guns.
“Before the arrival of the bandits, hundreds of residents of the community have already fled because of the fear of being attack, and that is why the casualty figure is not much. Six people were killed. The bandits on their arrival asked people to remain in their rooms. They broke our shops and stole food items and other properties. They also kidnapped some people. The situation was pathetic,” the resident
The spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-security taskforce maintaining peace in the state, major Ishaku Takwa, who confirmed the development, told Daily Trust that troops were sent to the area.
The incident occurred five days after the residents of the Wase town raised the alarm over withdrawal of soldiers from the area, a development that forced hundreds of occupants to flee their homes.
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