- Bassa local government area in Plateau state has been thrown into mourning following a midnight attack that left at least ten people dead
- The attack happened in less than twenty-four hours after a similar one was carried out leaving three people dead
- Prior to the attack, two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven were killed in Katummai village of Bassa local council
Plateau state has been plunged into mourning after a fresh midnight attack claimed lives of at least 10 people in Bassa community of Bassa local government area.
The attack, which was carried out on Wednesday, April 1, came barely twenty-four hours after a similar one was carried out in the same local government, living three people dead.
According to The Guardian, prior to the attacks, two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and two other persons were killed in Katummai village of same Bassa local council.
Plateau state police public relations officer, ASP Simon Ubah Ogaba, said the attacks were true but could not give the exact figure of the casualty.
“That is what is happening; attacks and more attacks. They killed three persons on Tuesday night and killed seven persons again on Wednesday night,” president of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA) of Bassa council, Sunday Abdu, also confirmed the incident.
In a piece of related news, Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna governor, has rekindled commitment towards ending the menace of banditry in the state following a reprisal attack on some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government.
The suspected bandits attacked and killed at least 30 people in some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna state in what appeared to be a reprisal strike on the villagers suspected to be giving information to security agencies.
The attack reportedly left several local residents of Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau severely injured, while many properties were destroyed.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the war against the rampant menace of bandits recorded a tremendous victory as Nigerian Air Force (NAF) claims it has killed many armed bandits at Walawa, Yadi and Kuduru hills in Kaduna through airstrikes.
NAF made the exciting revelation in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 18, by its spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola
Daramola said several properties of the bandits were also destroyed, adding that the victory was as a result of collaborative efforts between the air force and the operatives of Nigerian Police Force (NPF).
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