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Gunmen kill 8 at local market in Plateau

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No fewer than eight persons were shot dead by unknown gunmen at local market in Pineau village of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The chairman of the local government, Ado Abubakar, confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday.

Mr Abubakar said: “Pineau was attacked by bandits yesterday afternoon. The people of that community were able to repel them, though with a heavy loss because it was a market day. So far, 8 people lost their lives and some sustained injuries.

“Security personnel have been drafted into the border town since last night.”

Efforts to get comments from the police spokesperson in the state, Ubah Ogaba, yielded no results as calls did not go through his telephone number.

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