Suspected herdsmen kill four, burn 35 houses in fresh attack on Plateau

Suspected herdsmen kill four, burn 35 houses in fresh attack on Plateau

- Four persons have been killed in an attack on Plateau by suspected herdsmen

- The attackers also reportedly burnt down 35 houses during the onslaught

- The attack came just 24 hours after the killing of 19 persons in the same LGA

About four persons including a soldier and a policeman have been feared dead after suspected herdsmen attack Nkiendoro village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state around midnight on Thursday, October 4.

The killing came barely a day after the killings of 19 persons in Ariri community in the same LGA.

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The Punch reports that during the Thursday night attack, a Catholic Church and Evangelical Church, ‘Winning All’, along with about 33 other houses in Nkiendoro village were burnt. earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the spate of violent attack in Plateau state.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, who is the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, he said Buhari noted that his administration has worked hard to achieve peace.

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The president lamented that some politicians were promoting ethnic violence and called for peace in the region.

Meanwhile, following civil unrest in parts of Jos north and Jos south local government areas of Plateau, the state government, on Friday, September 28, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the two areas.

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