Bandits have killed seven persons and razed down 250 houses in some communities in Miango chiefdom, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, Northcentral Nigeria.
The Iregwe Development Association (IDA), in a statement on Sunday, in Jos, the Plateau State capital and signed by Mr Davidson Malison, stated that the attackers also injured many others and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.
Malison, the Spokesperson of the community, explained that the incident occurred on Saturday night, adding that the injured were currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
According to him, “the attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, left over 250 houses razed down in Zanwra, Nche-Tahu, Rikwe-Rishe A and B, Ri-Dogo, Nchu-Nzhwa all in Jebbu-Miango communities of Miango chiefdom.
“Seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospitals.
“Over 40 farmlands with a variety of crops were completely destroyed and several household items and domestic animals were carted away.”
Malison, who described the situation as “unfortunate,” urged government and security agencies to intensify effort towards securing the lives and property of the people.
ASP Ubah Ogaba, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau Command, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, said that the command had since deployed its personnel to the area to ensure law and order.
Said the Police Spokesperson, “the Police is on top of the situation; more personnel have been deployed to the area. Investigation is also ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.”