Eleven persons have been burnt to death by terrorists who attacked Chisu village in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State on Tuesday night.
The villagers had fled to a house for safety after hearing gunshots in the middle of the night. The terrorists however chased them to their hiding place which they set ablaze.
A resident of the Chisu community who escaped the attack, Michael Bulus told Punch that the terrorists also burnt a church along Mangu-Bokkos Road and other properties before making their escape.
“Last night, terrorists attacked Chisu village of Mangu Local government at about 11:00 pm.
“When the terrorists arrived in the community, there were sporadic gunshots, and the people started running. Some of them ran to a house belonging to a community leader. Unfortunately, the house was set ablaze by the terrorists, and 11 burnt-dead bodies were later discovered this morning (Wednesday).
“The COCIN Regional Church Council Bwai along Mangu Bokkos road in the local government was also burnt by the terrorists along with other houses, vehicles, and tricycles before they fled the community.”