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12 Killed As Vigilante Members Clash With Bandits In Plateau


12 Killed As Vigilante Members Clash With Bandits In Plateau

No fewer than twelve people were reportedly killed when vigilante members in the Zak community Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State confronted some bandit terrorists over the weekend.

The fierce gun battle which reportedly led to the killing of nine bandits and three vigilante members happened around 9 am last Sunday.

Naija News learnt that the security group faced the criminals upon sighting them in the communities.

The spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major Ishaku Takwa, a multi-security task force maintaining peace in the State has confirmed the incident but could not ascertain the number of people killed in the confrontation.

Meanwhile, a few days ago, bandits reportedly asked residents from five villages in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State to vacate their homes or risk attacks.

The villages under threat were listed as; Sabon Zama, Gindin Dutse, Anguwan Tsohon Soldier, Anguwan Yuhana and Anguwan Mangu, all in the Wase local council.

The report sighted on Daily Trust earlier today, claimed that the terrorists stormed the villages fully armed, warning the residents to leave in five days or risk a war.

Ubale Pinau, a local who reportedly communicated the development to newsmen said Pinau, a village 11km away from Wase is currently under siege.

The source told the media platform on Tuesday that gunmen threatened to attack the area, advising them to vacate or else face the consequences.

He said many people had started trooping out of Pinau and other bigger towns for safety.

However, the spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, Major Ishaku Takwa, could not confirm the said quit notice as at the time the report was given.