Death tolls climb after Plateau violent attack

Death tolls climb after Plateau violent attack

The death toll from the latest attack in Fungzai and Kubwat villages in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State has climbed to 85.

The National President of the Mwaghavul Development Association, Joseph Gwankat, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after a security meeting at the palace of the Mishkcham Mwaghavul of Mangu, John Hirse.

He said that several communities were attacked repeatedly by the unidentified assailants leading to the killings as well as burning of houses and the destruction of farmlands.

The meeting was attended by the deputy governor of the state, Soni Tyoden, security chiefs, and other government officials.

Recall that Governor Simon Lalong, in a statement through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Simon Makut condemned the unprovoked attack, describing it as yet another attempt by crisis merchants and criminals to return the state to dark days of agony.

President Muhammadu Buhari also denounced the attack upon his return from the UK.

Meanwhile, the Plateau state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the local government area affected in a bid to prevent possible reprisal attacks.

In a statement signed by Mangu Local Government Chairman, Minister Daput, the stay at home order was agreed on after due consultation with heads of security heads as means of restoring law and order in the affected communities as well as avoid the situation from getting out of hand considering the numbers of casualty involved in the violent attack.

In its part, the Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo stated that the command has deployed additional troops to the communities while investigation into the attacks were ongoing.

i-News Nigeria

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.