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Five lives were reportedly lost yesterday as several houses were burnt at Kuka village in Shendam Local government Area of Plateau State when armed men attacked the village.
Over 100 men had stormed the village,which shares boundary with Taraba State. They struck just after midnight.
Eyewitness report says the attackers were armed with sophisticated weapons and shot sporadically as they moved, killing five and injuring others.
The eyewitness who spoke to Vanguard said they ran out of their houses to seek refuge as Policemen in the village could not match the fire power of the assailants who even out numbered the police details.
The situation was only saved from getting worse with the prompt arrival of military men from Taraba State who saved the situation a bit.
The Media Officer of the Special Task Force in the state, Captain Salisu Mustapha confirmed the attack but he said there were only two deaths. He also revealed that normalcy had been restored in the village.
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