1 The Special Task Force Operation Safe Refuge, OPSH, which maintains the peace in and around Plateau, has confirmed the attack by armed men against the Ancha community in the Miango chiefdom of the Bassa de Plateau Local Government Area.
3 However, he did not give figures for deaths, injuries or destroyed houses.
4 “In the last hours of Tuesday, January 11, OPSH troops received a call for help from an attack on the Ancha community in the Bassa Local Government Area.
5 “The troops responded quickly and mobilized towards the town, but upon reaching the community, the attackers had fled the town.
6 “Houses were destroyed and some villagers lost their lives during the attack,” he said.
7 The press officer said that troops from the operation have been on the trail of the attackers and promised to release more details later.
8 But Danjuma Auta, the national secretary of the Iregwe Development Association, told reporters that no fewer than 18 people lost their lives in the attack.