It was mournful yuletide for many residents in Plateau State as dare devils unleashed coordinated attacks on Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas of Plateau state, resulting in the deaths of at least 76 people.
Confirming the development, the Transition Implementation Committee Chairman of Bokkos area, Monday Kasa, disclosed that the coordinated attacks occurred on Saturday, December 23, and lasted into Christmas Eve, December 24, when residents were already in the festive mood.
The local government boss explained further to Channels TV, that the casualty figures are increasing as more dead bodies are been recovered by the team of security personnel. He added that several houses were set ablaze by the attackers who also looted farm produce and destroyed properties in the process. Reacting, Governor Caleb Mutfwang, who condemned the act, called for a swift action and community vigilance in the affected communities,
In a statement signed by the director of press and public affairs, Gyang Bere, the governor directed security agencies to promptly apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the heinous act and ensure they face the full force of the law.