Gunmen abduct another traditional ruler in Plateau State The Informant247

Ten people have been confirmed dead while 19 others sustained injuries after gunmen attacked a cultural festival in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The Informant247 learned that the incident occurred as the people of Irigwe ethnic nationality of the state were celebrating ‘Zerreci’, an annual festival meant to usher in the rainy/farming season when the gunmen stormed the ritual ground at Chando Zerreci community, killing the victims.

The National Publicity Secretary, Irigwe Youths Movement, Lawrence Zongo, confirmed the killings to Newsmen in Jos on Sunday.

He said the incident happened around 11 pm on Saturday.

His words: “We have a tragedy in our land right now as our people have been attacked and killed again. This time, during our annual ritual festival ‘Zerreci’ the festival that will usher them into the rainy and farming season.

“They were attacked by Fulani militants normally referred to by Government authorities as ‘Unknown Gunmen’ on 2nd, April 2022 at 11 pm at the ritual ground Chando Zerreci in Bassa Local Government of Plateau State.

“10 people were killed and 19 people survived with bullet wounds, they are undergoing medical treatment at Enos Hospital Miango, while others have been moved to Jos.”

Source: The Informant247 Nigeria News

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