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Plateau: Again, terrorists attack Bokkos village

Terrorists, believed to be Fulani expansionists, have again attacked a village in beleaguered Bokkos Local Government area of Plateau state.

The Thursday night attack came days after a barba​rous Christmas eve onslaught that claimed almost 200 lives.

The Yuletide incident has been regarded as the worst outbreak of violence in Plateau since May

Transition Committee Chairman of Bokkos, Monday Kassah, confirmed the latest incident. He said that the rampaging expansionists attacked the community at night burning and destroying homes.

Kassah, however, disclosed that no death was recorded due to the timely intervention of security personnel.

While giving an update on the Christmas Day attack, the committee chairman explained the number of casualties still stands at 195, further confirming that rescue operations were ongoing to find missing persons

Of the number, 148 were killed in Bokkos Local Government Area, 19 in Mangu Local Government Area, and 27 in Barkin Ladi. 1,290 houses were burnt down in Bokkos council, one house was razed in Mangu LGA and that of Barkin Ladi was yet to be ascertained at press time.

The Christmas Day attacks which started in the Bokkos area spilled into neighbouring Barkin Ladi where 30 people were found dead, according to local chairman Danjuma Dakil.

Plateau State governor Caleb Mutfwang condemned the violence, calling it “barbaric, brutal and unjustified”.

“The government will take proactive measures to curb ongoing attacks against innocent civilians,” said Gyang Bere, the governor’s spokesperson.

Gunfire could still be heard on late Monday afternoon, according to a source from the region,

A resident of Mushu village said people were sleeping when shots rang out

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