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Many killed in Plateau multiple attacks

26 November 2013, 16:14

Jos - The police in Plateau on Tuesday confirmed that multiple attacks were carried out on four communities in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

The report said many people were confirmed dead with several others injured in the attacks on the communities.

Felicia Anselem, the spokesperson of the command in Jos said that the attacks were carried at about 1 a.m.

“The attacks were carried out concurrently at four different locations at Rawuru, Tasu, Foron and Gurabok.

“There are many people dead and several others injured, but we cannot give the exact number of the casualties yet because our men are collating the figures," Anselem said.

The spokesperson, however, said that the casualty figure would be publicised after collation.

Capt. Salisu Mustapha, the spokesperson of the Special Task Force (STF) in charge of security in Plateau also confirmed the attack.

Mustapha said the STF was still gathering the details of the incident and could not give the casualty figures.

“I will give the details of the incident as soon as we have them," he said.

NAN reports that before the incidents, there were two other attacks in Barkin Ladi and Shendam local government areas in the last five days.

The police had said five people were killed in those attacks.

-  NAN


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