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5 killed, houses burnt in fresh Plateau crisis

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JOS— No fewer than five people died, Saturday, and three others injured in a fresh violence in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Reports said gunmen numbering about 50 attempted to attack Kumbul village but met resistance from members of the Special Task Force in Plateau which killed five of the attackers.

Residents of  Kumbul village said they also put up a spirited resistance to repel the attackers until they (attackers) ran away due to the superior gun battle with members of the STF.

Spokesperson of the Special Task Force in Plateau, Salisu Mustapha, confirmed the incident, saying: “The attackers intended to attack Wase town but were repelled by our troops. They burnt a few houses and looted property.

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