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Six people killed as gunmen riding motorcycles invade community, steal food items

Six people killed as gunmen riding motorcycles invade community, steal food items

No fewer than six people were killed in an attack by bandits in Pinau village of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the Daily Trust, the bandits also stole food items in the area.

The spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-security taskforce maintaining peace in the state, major Ishaku Takwa, when contacted on the development, told the newspaper that troops were sent to the area.

According to some residents, bandits arrived in the community around 3pm, shooting sporadically.


The incident occurred five days after the residents of the community raised the alarm over withdrawal of soldiers from the area, a development that forced hundreds of occupants to flee their homes to Wase town, the headquarters of Wase LGA.

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.

He said, “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 said.

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