Seven persons were killed and 250 houses razed in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, according to a statement by the Iregwe Development Association on Sunday, in Jos.
The statement, signed by Mr. Davidson Malison, its National Publicity Secretary, stated that the attackers also injured many others and destroyed over 40 farmlands in the area.
He explained that the incident occurred on Saturday night, adding that the injured were currently receiving treatment at undisclosed hospitals.
“The attack, which lasted for over four hours unhindered, left over 250 houses razed in Zanwra, Nche-Tahu, Rikwe-Rishe A and B, Ri-Dogo, Nchu-Nzhwa all in Jebbu-Miango communities of Miango chiefdom.
“Seven people were killed, while several others were injured and are receiving treatment at undisclosed hospitals.
“Over 40 farmlands with a variety of crops were completely destroyed and several household items and domestic animals stolen,” the statement said.
Malison, who described the situation as “unfortunate”, urged government and security agencies to intensify efforts towards securing the lives and property of the people.