Suspected herdsmen kill 25 in fresh plateau attack

Suspected herdsmen kill 25 in fresh plateau attack

The Nigerian police on Tuesday confirmed 25 people were killed in an attack on Dundu, a community in the central state of Plateau.

But he said he can not speak on the number of casualties until the Deputy Commissioner (Operations), Mr. Taiwo Jebiyesu, deployed to the scene of the crime for an on-the-spot assessment returned from the assignment.

"I can not authoritatively confirm to you the casualty rate".

The release, signed by the secretary to the Plateau state government, Rufu Bature, said the decision was to curtail further attacks. "As I speak with you, a deputy commissioner of police, DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, in charge of Department of Operations is on his way to the scene".

However, a resident of the affected community, who identified himself as Timothy, claimed that 23 bodies were counted after the attack.

The victims, who were reportedly killed on Friday night in La'ake village of Kwall district, were said to be children below the age of 10.

"Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

Barely 24 hours after five persons were killed including a set of twins in Bassa local government area of the state, despite President Buhari's visit.

Danjuma Auta, a former Secretary General of Irigwe Youth Movement, told our correspondent that, "The attackers came around 7pm yesterday (Monday) and killed 25 people in Dundu village, leaving several others injured".

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