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Victims of Plateau Village Attack Given Mass Burial

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The 30 people killed on Monday morning at shonong village of Bachit District in Riyom local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen were given a mass burial on Tuesday as Governor Jonah Jang described the attack as barbaric.

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

Plateau state governor Jonah Jang

African Examiner gathered that the affected communities have since been deserted as most of those who survived the attack have relocated to the Local Government headquarters.

Meanwhile, the Plateau State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yiljap Abraham condemned the unprovoked killing of community members, burning of their homes describing it as barbaric and callous.

It reads, “It is becoming increasingly apparent that the attackers’ tactic is to displace communities and ultimately occupy their homes by striking them with terror and unwarranted fury.

“These will not succeed due to security measures being taken and increased community vigilance.

“The Plateau State Government, is working with the various security structures on ground, are adopting extra measures to defeat this emerging insurgency that aims at decimating and displacing communities, then occupy their land.”

The statement appeals to the citizenry to maintain greater alertness and work with security agencies to keep the State safe at all times.

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