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In Plateau: 7 injured in fresh herdsmen attack, one missing

7 injured in fresh herdsmen attack in Plateau, one missing

The attack follows a series of recent attacks allegedly carried out by herdsmen in Plateau State.

At least seven people escaped in injuries when suspected herdsmen carried out an attack in Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

In a report by The Punch, the president of Miango Youths Development Association, Lawrence Zongo, confirmed the attack and reported one person missing.

He said, "There was a fresh attack this (Wednesday) morning around 6:30am. More than seven people have been seriously injured by Fulani terrorists. One person is missing.

"We appreciate the efforts of management of Enos Hospital and Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos for taking time in treating the injured ones."

Youths in the community are reportedly searching the surrounding area for the missing person following speculation that the he might have been killed by the attackers.

Previous herdsmen attack in Plateau

25 people were killed in an attack carried out by suspected herdsmen in Dundu village, Kwall District, also in Bassa LGA, on Monday, March 12.

Monday's attack followed another recent attack that left more than a dozen people dead. Ganda village of Daffo District in Bokkos LGA and Miango village in Bassa LGA were reportedly attacked by herdsmen in the early hours of Friday, March 9, leaving at least 11 people dead.

The communities were said to have been invaded by the killer herdsmen a few hours after the inauguration of Plateau State Peace Building Agency by President Muhammadu Buhari who had paid a visit to the state.

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