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Coordinated attacks on communities in Plateau State

Several villages in Nigeria’s Plateau State came under a series of severe attacks last weekend and the final week of July, by men identified by locals as Fulani militants.

The Irigwe Development Association, is quoted as saying in statement that 250 houses were burned down during the “unhindered” attacks. About seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at some undisclosed hospitals.

Over 40 hectares of farmland with a variety of crops were completely destroyed beyond resurrection and growth. Several household items and domestic animals were carted away.

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau state, Edward Egbuka, said that 17 people were killed and 85 buildings burnt in the recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom Local Government Areas of the state.

He also said there were attacks in Jebbu Miango in Bassa LGA where five people were killed on the 31st of July and 12 others killed on the 1st of August at Tambora in Riyom LGA.

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