Fresh Attack in Plateau Leaves 26 Dead


Sunday Abdu, said suspected Fulani herdsmen swooped on the community Monday night and attacked everything in sight for hours, leaving at least 24 persons dead in the aftermath.

The Nigerian police on Tuesday confirmed 25 people were killed in an attack on Dundu, a community in the central state of Plateau.

According to the village head, Daniel Kadzia, the attackers invaded the village in a commando style and perfected their dastardly acts within few minutes having noticed that the youths and the men had gone for mining at that time of the day.

He said, "There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa; as such, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations, to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.

We are already preparing for a mass burial", Gulu who added that many others were missing and were feared killed said.

Terna also confirmed that twenty five people were killed in the attack and two injured.

The villages attacked were Dundu and Hirshi, both in Bassa Local Government Area.

"Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

Many houses were reportedly set ablaze in the latest round of attacks in the state which President Muhammadu Buhari visited last week.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and no details have been provided yet of the attackers.