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Another Community Attacked in Plateau, Houses Burnt – Police


Plateau State Police Command has alleged that there was another attack on Rotsu, a settlement near Nkyie-Doghwro, the village attacked in the early hours of Monday.
Both communities are in Bassa Local Government Area, which has been under a dusk to dawn curfew since Friday. The attacks occurred despite the curfew.
The attack on Monday claimed 29 lives with President Muhammadu Buhari condemning the attack and calling for improved security in the state.
Before the Nkyie-Doghwro attack, an earlier attack on Saturday on Taegbe, during the curfew, caused the death of at least six people.
Police on Tuesday said: “Rotsu village was attracted last night (Monday).
“No one was killed, but three houses were burnt. Our men responded promptly and rescue the situation.”
Police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, who spoke at the police headquarters in Jos, the Plateau State capital, also said police officers prevented another attack on an unnamed settlement in Riyom Local Government Area on Monday night through prompt response to a distress call.
Tyopev spoke shortly after the Commissioner of Police, Adie Undie, accompanied Governor Simon Lalong to the scene on Tuesday.
Tyopev said the Commissioner of Police has deployed three units of mobile police officers to the troubled areas in Bassa, and has directed the commencement of air surveillance to prevent further loss of lives.
He said the Commissioner has also directed all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state to be on the alert, and act promptly on any security challenge.
He said no arrests have been made yet, but investigations were ongoing.

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