Breaking News: Scores feared killed in ex Plateau Speaker’s village

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Jos, Nigeria: Yet to be identified gunmen on Sunday attacked the home village of former Plateau House of Assembly Speaker, Titus Alams.

Kwatas, a community neighboring the Plateau State University, 15kms southeast was reportedly attacked at about 9pm, locals say.

No less than 10 corpses were evacuated to a mortuary in Bokkos town, a source told MK.

The attack comes few weeks after gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed 12 people in neighboring Kulben village in Mangu Local Government Area.

Seven suspects of the Kulben attack were reportedly arrested with the help of vigilante men in Kwatas village.

The suspects were reportedly transported to the Plateau State Government House on the Directive of the Deputy Governor, Sonni Tyoden.

It is not clear whether the suspects were handed over to police.

Sources however say the Chairman of Bokkos Local Government, Mr. Yusuf Machen, Thursday held a meeting with Fulani herdsmen leaders in Bokkos.

The essence of the meeting has yet to be verified but the source links it to the alleged death of some of their subjects in reprisals after the Kulben attack.

No official comment has however been made on the attack.

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