According to a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday by Iregwe Development Association (IDA), gunmen suspected to be bandits attacked Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state killed seven (7) persons and destroyed over 250 houses in some communities.
The statement which was signed by Davidson Malison, its National Publicity Secretary, stated that the attackers also injured many others and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.
He explained that the incident occurred on Saturday night, adding that the injured were currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
“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.
Malison, who described the situation as “unfortunate”, urged government and security agencies to intensify effort towards securing the lives and property of the people.
Ubah Ogaba, the Public Relations Officer of Plateau State Police Command, who confirmed the incident to journalists, said that the command had since deployed its personnel to the area to ensure law and order.