Nigeria: Plateau – Over 100 Individuals Killed, 221 Homes Burnt in Communities’ Assaults

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Over 80 individuals have been killed as armed males invaded 12 communities in Bokkos native authorities space of Plateau State, whereas 17 others have been killed in Barkin Ladi LGA, the place three villages have been attacked.

The figures are for these accounted for, as many others are nonetheless lacking and but to be accounted for.

Recall that from December 23 to Christmas Day, coordinated assaults have been carried out by individuals who survivors say are Fulani herders. Aside from the killing of over 100 individuals within the communities affected, property price tens of millions of naira has additionally been destroyed and a whole bunch of individuals have been displaced.

A local of the Lunghai neighborhood of Mangor in Bokkos LGA, Israel James, mentioned, “Our village has been utterly razed down by Fulani; my uncle, identified by everybody as Baba Pray, was murdered within the church, and the village has been abandoned.”

The Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, mentioned on Tuesday morning that investigation and monitoring of the scenario are nonetheless ongoing and data might be up to date as they emerge.

He famous, “The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, CP Okoro Alawari, expresses grief over the lethal assaults that came about in some distant villages of Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Native Authorities Areas of Plateau State carried out by some yet-to-be-identified assailants on the 24/12/2023 at odd hours of the night time and sympathises with the households of those that misplaced their family members within the grotesque assault.

“On the 24/12/2023 at 2200 hrs, the next 12 villages in Bokkos LGA have been attacked: Ndun, Ngyong, Murfet, Makundary, Tamiso, Chiang, Tahore, Gawarba, Dares, Meyenga, Darwat, and Butura Kampani. Equally, on 24/12/2023 at about 2245 hrs, three villages in Barkin Ladi LGA, particularly NTV, Hurum, and Darawat, have been additionally attacked.