Gunmen have killed no fewer than 10 persons during an attack on Te’egbe community in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was learnt that the assailants also burnt many houses belonging to the residents. 

Some residents of the community sustained injuries during the attack which occurred in the early hours of Friday, The Punch reports. 

A spokesman for the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus, confirmed the attack in Jos. 

According to Bitrus, search and rescue operations for the victims are still ongoing.

He added that 10 persons who were shot dead by the gunmen had been taken to the mortuary.

Bitrus said, “Last night was really another black day for the Rigwe nation as militia attacked Te’egbe village, killed so many people, and injured many others. They also set their houses on fire.

“Right now, we have just counted the bodies of ten persons who were shot dead by the attackers. They are being taken to the mortuary. We also discovered three persons who sustained gunshot injuries.

“Our people are still searching for more victims because the damage done to the community is too much. We will let you know when we are done with the search and rescue operation.”

The spokesman for the State Police Command, Ubah Ogaba, could not be reached for comments. 

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