Genocide: 96 Persons Killed, 221 Houses Razed By Gunmen In Plateau – Police


The Police Command in Plateau State has confirmed that no fewer than 96 persons were killed by dare devil gunmen that attacked 15 communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of the State on Christmas eve.

The gunmen also destroyed 221 houses, eight vehicles and 27 motorcycles.

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Plateau Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the figure on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 in Jos, said that the gunmen attacked 15 villages in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas simultaneously on Sunday, December 24, 2023 at about 10 pm leaving behind devastation.

DSP Alabo said that findings from the assessment of the incident in Bokkos revealed that the 12 villages were attacked during which more than 79 persons killed and 221 houses set ablaze.

In his words; “Communities attacked in Bokkos Local Government Area include, Ndun, Ngyong, Murfet, Makundary, Tamiso, Chiang, Tahore, Gawarba, Dares, Meyenga, Darwat and Butura Kampani”.

In Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area, communities attacked are NTV, Hurum and Darawat.

The Police spokesman further said that 27 motorcycles and eight vehicles were equally burnt down while three other communities were attacked in Barkin-Ladi in which 17 persons were killed.

The police said that investigation and monitoring were ongoing, adding that further development would be communicated to the public in due course.

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