An invasion on Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau by bandits have left eight people death, with 95 houses destroyed.
According to the Public relation Officer of Plateau State Police Command, Mr Terna Tyopev, the communities were attacked in the early hours of Wednesday.
Tyopev revealed that 310 cows were also rustled, while three other persons were severely injured.
“When we received information that Abonong and Zayit communities were being attacked, we quickly mobilised and rushed to the affected areas.
“But, when we approached the areas, the attackers sighted us and took to their heels.
“When we eventually entered the attacked settlements, we found that eight persons were killed, 95 houses burnt, while 310 cows were stolen,” he said.
The spokesman stated that properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed, while the bandits also stole food stuff.
“As we speak, security has been beefed up in the areas to forestall further attacks,” he said.