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Bandits have besieged some villages of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

This was confirmed by residents of the affected villages on Sunday.

The residents confirmed that the villages under attack are Kukawa, Gyanbah, Dungur and Keram. The attack has left scores of people dead.
Adam Musa, a resident of Kukawa village, who confirmed the incident, told Daily Trust that many people were injured, while hundreds of people fled their homes, adding that security personnel are yet to reach the villages.

Musa said the gunmen in separate attacks invaded the villages at about 11 am when the residents of the areas were going about their normal activities and started shooting sporadically.

He said the bandits who are currently operating have burnt down many houses.

The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel, promised to get back to our correspondent when contacted on the development.