Fresh attacks at Ancha village, Bassa local government area of Plateau State have claimed yet to be ascertained number of lives.
Property of the villagers were also razed in the incident which occurred on Tuesday night.
Confirming the incident, the Operation SAFE Haven, OpSH through the Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa said, “In the late hours of Tuesday 11 January 2022, troops of OPERATION SAFE HAVEN received a distress call of an attack on Ancha Community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.
“The troops responded swiftly and mobilized to the village. On reaching the community, the attackers had fled the village. Houses were destroyed and some villagers lost their lives during the attack. Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN are on the trail of the assailants and details of the pursuit would be made available later…”
However, the State Governor, Simon Lalong described the incident as “another sad tale in the unending cycle of violent attacks in the area which has continued despite several measures taken by Government.