After elapse of the five-day notice by bandits in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State, the residents of the affected communities have deserted their homes to neighbouring communities, Daily Trust can report.
Villages affected include Sabon Zama, Gindin Dutse, Anguwan Tsohon Soldier, Anguwan Yuhana and Anguwan Mangu.
Wase, like Kanam Local government, is among the areas ravaged by the activities of bandits in recent days. Kanam in the last couple of weeks lost over 100 lives to banditry.
Recall that WikkiTimes reported that scores of people have been killed by bandits in an attack logged on Kukawa, Gyambawa, Karam and Dungur communities of Kanam local government area.
The gunmen in their numbers last week, issued five days quit notice to the residents of the communities of Wase Local government or face war.
Ubale Pinau, a resident of Pinau community that shares a border with the affected communities on Sunday told Daily Trust that all the villages listed by the bandits had been deserted.
He said: “There is no single person now in the communities. Everyone has fled. Some of the residents of the affected communities are now in Pinau while some have moved to Wase town.
“People are afraid of staying in the communities to avoid the anger of the bandits. Although there are soldiers stationed in Pinau, residents are jittery for fear of the unknown”.