Lalong condemns Plateau killings, orders manhunt of perpetrators


Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has condemned an attack by unknown gunmen on Maikatako community in Butura District of the Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA) which led to 11 deaths and injury to eight persons.

Suspected herdsmen had stormed the community around 11 pm on Tuesday, burnt down four houses in the attack, and started shooting indiscriminately after overwhelming the vigilantes on patrol.

Nine of the victims were said to have been burnt beyond recognition in a compound that was razed completely, while the others were found early on Wednesday morning in their burnt houses after being shot.

Reacting to the situation, the governor, who sympathised with the families of the victims, reiterated that his administration would not allow terrorists and bandits to take a foothold in any part of the state as all security agencies had been directed to be firm on any person or group behind the attack.

According to him, the rising incidence of attacks and destruction of farm crops, livestock, and other properties within Bokkos LGA is becoming worrisome and must be checked with immediate effect.


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