Scores of persons killed in a recent attack by bandits in Plateau State, have been buried in a shallow grave in the state.
The bandits had attacked different communities in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas of Plateau State North Central, on Sunday, killing an unspecified number of people including children, women and several elderly persons.
Reports from the affected areas indicate that bandits invaded no fewer than 10 villages in Garga comprising Kukawa, Gyanbawu, Dungur, Kyaram, Yelwa, Dadda, Wanka, Shuwaka, Gwammadaji and Dadin Kowa which resulted in the death of over 50 persons and several others sustaining injuries with houses burnt and some other persons still missing.
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Dead bodies recovered from the scene of attacks were mass-buried in a shallow grave in Kanam while those injured were said to be receiving treatment at different hospitals as security personnel are combing the affected areas in search of missing persons.
Following the incident, Governor Simon Lalong has directed security forces to dominate the affected areas and go after the fleeing terrorists and ensure that they pay for their crime.
The governor’s directive was given in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Simon Makut on Tuesday.
Governor Lalong stressed that the state government has already approached the Federal Government for collaboration to deal with terrorists hibernating in the general area once and for all.