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Barely 24hrs after APC rally in Jos, gunmen kill 11 villagers in Butura district


Barely 24 hours after the official flagged-off of it’s (APC) campaign rally in Jos, 11 villagers have been reportedly killed in Maikatako community of Butura District in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State by gunmen.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the community about 1am on Wednesday and began shooting continuously and burning houses.

Many people were also said to be injured in the attack apart from those killed and the houses razed down.

A native of the community, Daniel Isah, said residents were still trying to ascertain the exact figures and the identities of those who lost their lives, adding that the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

“So far, about 11 persons are dead,” he added.

He said the attackers retuned to the community at about 8:00 am and began shooting. He said there was yet to be any counter attack from security operatives.

Meanwhile, this is coming after Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential hopeful pledged to build on president Muhammadu Buhari achievement if elected in 2023.

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