FIVE PERSONS KILLED, THREE INJURED AS GUNMEN ATTACK WASE , CENTRAL NIGERIA ; SPECIAL TASK FORCE TROOPS REPEL ATTACK, KILL 5 GUNMEN

A STF Otokar Cobra APC near the scene of a suicide bomb attack on St Finbarr's Church, Jos 11/3/2012

A STF Otokar Cobra APC near the scene of a suicide bomb attack on St Finbarr’s Church, Jos 11/3/2012

THE GUARDIAN
28 July, 2013

AT LEAST five people were killed and three others injured Saturday when a group of armed men attacked Wase town in Wase Local Government Area of
Plateau State. The attackers were eventually repelled by men of the Special Task Force.

Wase Local Government Area has been
facing attacks and counter attacks in
the past few months with unsuccessful
attempts made at invading Wase town. It was gathered that the attackers
approached Wase from three locations
at about 7am on Saturday,injuring three people from the community and setting homes ablaze.About five of the attackers were killed in the incident.

Adamu Wase, a youth leader in the town commended the STF who “helped us repel the attack. “ He explained, “our attackers are Tarok by tribe. They came from three different locations: behind Wase Rock and from Kumbur area. The third group shot at us from the riverside. “Thank God for the rainy season. The river was flowing, so they couldn’t cross.
The STF chased them while we stayed
back in town in case another group
tried to come back.”

The Chairman of Wase Local Government Area, Zakari Muhammed, who confirmed the attack on phone said, “it is unfortunate that these people keep making attempts to invade Wase town despite all efforts to restore peace in the area.”

STF spokesman,Captain Salisu Mustapha, however, said, “Kumbur village was attacked today. They intended to attack Wase town but were repelled by our troops. They burnt a few houses and looted properties, but one of the attackers has been killed.” Mustapha further said calm has returned to the area and that the STF is closely monitoring the situation.

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