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Suspected herdsmen attack Plateau village, kill 19 people in their sleep

Suspected herdsmen invaded a village in Plateau state on Wednesday night killing up to 19 people in their sleep.

According to Channels TV, the attack took place in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

Residents said Thursday morning that security operatives were yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks took place.

This comes a day after 13 people were killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Jol village of Riyom Local Government of the State.

The Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Hon. Emmanuel Danboyi Jugu said the attack took place on Tuesday night.

“Ten persons, including women and children, have been given mass burial, three other bodies have just been discovered”, he explained.

 

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