17 Confirmed Dead from Attacks on Ncha community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state

At least, seventeen persons have been confirmed dead after gunmen attacked Ncha community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state.

A youth leader in the community, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the killings to Jay FM in Jos on Wednesday.

Bitrus who is also the spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association said that the gunmen who carried out the killings also burnt several houses belonging to the natives while several persons sustained injuries.

Operation Safe Haven, also confirmed the attack in a statement signed by its information officer, Major Ishaku Takwa

According to Takwa, the troops responded swiftly and mobilised to the village but that on reaching the community, the attackers had fled the village.

He added that troops of Operation Safe Haven are on the trail of the assailants and details of the pursuit would be made available later

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