Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau village


No fewer than 20 persons were killed in a night attack by  gunmen at Ancha Village of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

Suspected herdsmen had launched an attack on the community in the early hours of Friday killing seven men, five women and six children while two victims died in the hospital with more than ten people sustaining gunshot wounds as well as deep cuts from machetes.

The commander of the Military Task Force in the state, Maj. Gen. Anthony Atolagbe  who went to the community assured residents of deploying soldiers to the area and appealed to residents especially youths to be vigilant and proactive in safeguarding the community

The attack on Ancha village is coming at a time that plateau state is enjoying relative peace with concerted efforts towards peace building among various ethnic groups including finding solution to the farmers and herdsmen dispute which has been a reoccurring issue

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