More than 100 dead in new attacks on Plateau communities

Gunmen have reportedly killed at least 142 people in renewed attacks on some communities in Kanam and Wase Local Government Areas. plateau statenorth-central Nigeria. The attacks were carried out in the Kukawa, Gyambawu, Dungur, Kyaram, Yelwa, Dadda, Wanka, Shuwaka, Gwammadaji and Dadin Kowa communities of the state. The two local governments share boundaries but are not in the same senatorial districts. Ishaku Takwa, the media officer for Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force that maintains peace in and around Plateau state, confirmed the attacks on journalists in Jos on Sunday. Contact PREMIUM TIMES spokesman for Plateau State Governor Makut Macham did not respond to inquiries about the exact figure. This newspaper was also unable to communicate with the police spokesman in the state, Gabriel Ubah, since he did not respond to the phone calls and SMS they sent him. Plateau State on the map However, an online medium, peoples Gazette, reported that the governor’s spokesman confirmed the figure. bbc hausa too quoted a traditional ruler saying that at least 135 people were killed during the attacks. The traditional ruler, whose name was not released, also said 54 people were killed in Kukawa and 34 in Gyambawu villages. The latest attacks come less than a month after 10 people were killed in the Bassa local government village of Te’egbe. Many people were also injured and at least 30 houses were burned in the attack, a police statement said. Before that attack, Irigwe, another community in Bassa, was also involved in communal crises in which at least 10 people were killed. Plateau State has seen more community and religious crises in the last decade than any other state in Nigeria. Hundreds of people died in the crises that have been repeated countless times. Governor reacts In reaction to the sad incident, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, ordered state security agents in a statement to identify the culprits of the chaos. In the statement signed by his spokesman, Mr. Macham, Mr. Lalong pledged to make it more difficult for terrorists and other criminals to set up bases anywhere in the state and use them to launch attacks on innocent citizens. He said security officers were also accused of dominating the area after their initial response which he said stopped the carnage. “According to the Governor, Plateau State will never be used as a safe haven for terrorists to set up camps and use to wreak havoc on communities and innocent citizens in the state and elsewhere. “Governor Lalong said that the State Security Council has taken far-reaching measures to strengthen all security measures and enhance the ability of security agencies to respond to all situations that cause a breach of peace anywhere. of the State. “Lalong, sympathizing with the affected communities, promised them justice as those behind the attacks will not be allowed to go unpunished. He also ordered the State Emergency Management Agency and the Peacebuilding Agency to immediately visit the areas, assess the situation and provide relief and trauma management,” the statement said. The statement further said the state has already reached out to the federal government to help deal with terrorists hibernating in the area once and for all to allow people to conduct their legitimate business without hassle and harassment. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; More than 100 dead in new attacks on Plateau communities