Bandits kill nine and destroy six houses in Plateau

Bandits killed nine people and destroyed six houses in Zurak and Dakai communities in Wase Local Government Area of ​​Plateau State.

However, a statement by the state police public relations officer, Alfred Alabo, said the bandits were met with “aggressive attack” by a combined team of security operatives.

“Some of the bandits were killed and one arrested in Bangalala forest in Wase, which is a border between Plateau, Bauchi and Taraba states,” he said.

According to him, other bandits who fled during the operation attacked the villages of Zurak and Dakai, killing nine people and burning six houses.

He added: “Following the incident, the police commissioner deployed more officers to the area and ordered the Langtang area commander to move to Wase with immediate effect.

“One of the bandits, who escaped and went to seek treatment at a hospital in Wase, was arrested with gunshot wounds. He has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.”

He noted that the commissioner, who commiserated with those who lost their loved ones, assured the residents of the command of his readiness to protect lives and properties in the state.