Police confirm 9 dead, 6 houses razed in attacks on Plateau communities


File photo: Bandits

Polycarp Auta

The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of nine people and destruction of six houses in Zurak and Dakai communuties in Wase of Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Command also indicated that one of the bandits who carried out the killing was arrested where he has gone to treat himself from the gunshot injuries as a result of an “aggressive onslaught” by a combined team of security operatives.

He added that some of the bandits were also arrested.

Plateau Police Command spokesperson, Mr Alfred Alabo, confirmed this in a statement he issued on the attack on Tuesday/

“Some of the bandits were killed and one arrested at the Bangalala forest in Wase which is a border between Plateau, Bauchi and Taraba States,” he said.

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According to him, other bandits who fled during the operation, attacked Zurak and Dakai Villages, killed nine persons and burnt down six houses.

”Following the incident, the Commissioner of Police has deployed more personnel to the area and directed the Area Commander of Langtang to relocate to Wase with immediate effect

”One of the bandits, who escaped and went to seek treatment at a hospital in Wase, was arrested with gunshot wounds.

”He has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), for further investigation,” he said.

He said that the commissioner, who commiserated with those who lost their loved ones, assured residents of the command’s readiness to secure lives and property in the state.(NAN)

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