After Christmas Day Mayhem, Bandits Attack More Communities in Plateau State
As Nigerians grapple with the shock of the Christmas Day massacre in Plateau State that left more than 200 people dead and over 1000 houses razed down, bandits on Thursday again invaded another community Bokkos Local Government Area.
The casualty of the latest attack has not been ascertained as security operatives were said to have responded swiftly and subsequently warded off the marauders.
The latest attack was confirmed by the Caretaker Chairman of Bokkos LGA, Mr. Monday Kassah who spoke with the media on Friday.
Though the LGA boss said that there was no casualty in the latest attack, a native of the local government simply identified as Laraba told FACTSHEET on Friday that “we are still looking for two people in our compound and no one can say where they area.”
Official reports from both security and government sources has put the casualty figure of the Christmas day attack at 195, indigenes of the affected 29 communities claim that more than 500 people have not been accounted for.
According reports, 148 people were killed in Bokkos Local Government Area, 19 in Mangu Local Government Area, while official reports stated that 27 people were killed in Barkin Ladi.
1, 350 houses were recorded as burnt with more than 10 communities completely deserted as at Thursday evening.
The governor of the state, Mr. Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in a media briefing condemned the gruesome killings in very strong terms describing the attacks as “barbaric.”