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- By Johncross Edobor Olumhense, Jos
- A clash between bandits and vigilantes in Zak community of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State had led to the death of
12 persons. A youth leader in Wase, Shapi’i Sambo confirmed the latest development.
DopeReporters.com gathered that the incident occurred around 9am yesterday.
“the clash left 12 people dead out which 9 were bandits while 3 were vigilantes.” said Sambo.
Zak is about 40 kilometers from Wase town, the headquarters of Wase LGA.
Major Ishaku Takwa, the spokesperson of the Operation Safe Haven(OPSH), a multi security taskforce maintaining peace in the state, confirmed the incident to newsmen but could not ascertain the casualty figure of the incident. He said that the commander and troops who repelled the attack moved to Gajin Bashar community in Bassa LGA to fight bandits who had stormed the area to attack innocent civilians. He also said the men of the OPSH moved to Gajin Bashar after receiving distress calls of an attack.
The youth leader narrated that “The bandits came on motorcycles in their numbers in the morning. We suspected that they passed a night in a bush closed to Zak”
“When people realised that the bandits arrived the community, they quickly informed Operation Safe Haven stationed in Zak and they swiftly mobilised their troops to the general area and repelled the attacks together with the vigilantes, It was a very serious clash,” Shapi’i added.