Residents Run For Their Lives After Many Bandits Invaded Community, Gunned


Bandits reportedly carried out a deadly assault in Zurak village, Bashar District of Wase local government area, Plateau State.

The fatal attack claimed the lives of more than 40 persons, including vigilantes.

The attack transpired around 5:00 pm on Monday, catching the community’s residents off guard as they went about their daily routines. Hindered by the region’s poor communication infrastructure, the residents were unable to promptly report the harrowing incident.

Sahpi’i Sambo, a youth leader in the area, told Daily Trust the horrific details of the assault. He recounted, “More than 40 people were killed while many injured. Residents of the village have fled to neighboring communities for cover. As of yesterday, security personnel had not yet arrived at the community. It was deadly.”

Despite the gravity of the situation, as of the time of this report, the state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Alabo Alfred, had not issued an official statement concerning the incident.