Over 50 dead bodies have been recovered in villages of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State, according to residents.
Daily Trust had reported how bandits invaded the villages on Sunday.
- Train Attack: 41 Women, 22 Men, 5 Kids Held By Terrorists
- Security personnel, community leaders dismiss viral video of bandits in Kaduna
The gunmen raided Kukawa, Gyanbahu, Dungur and Keram villages, where scores of people were killed and over 100 houses ablaze, according to witnesses.
Commenting on the attack, Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, said, “The Command is aware of the attack; policemen have been drafted to the area.
“I am yet to get detailed information about the number of those killed and houses burnt. I will update the press as soon as I get it.”
However, Adam Musa, a resident of Kukawa, one of the affected villages, told Daily Trust that 24 corpses were recovered in Kukawa, 15 in Gyanbahu, 8 in Dungur and 4 in Keram villages.
He added that those who sustained injuries were referred to different hospitals, including Dangi General Hospital in Kanam LGA of the State for treatment.
Musa added that as soon as all the bodies are recovered, they would be given mass burial.
He, however, said security personnel had already been deployed in the affected areas.