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16 killed as gunmen attack Plateau community

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Over 16 persons were killed in Mushu village of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.

Captain Oya James, spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, a multi security taskforce maintaining peace in the state confirmed the unfortunate incident.

He said the attack took place on Saturday night while residents of the community were asleep.

He said, “following the attack, security personnel were deployed to prevent any breakdown of law and order in the area. There was uprising after the incident but the situation has been brought under control.”

Meanwhile, governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has condemned the attack on the community, describing it as barbaric, brutal and uncalled for.

In a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, said the governor directed security agencies to immediately apprehend the perpetrators responsible for the heinous act and ensure they face the full force of the law.

Bere said the governor expressed deep concern over the incident, urging communities across the state to remain vigilant, reporting any suspicious activities to security forces for immediate action.

He questioned the impunity of the attackers who inflicted harm on communities, destroying property and evading justice.

He said on “the importance of collective collaboration among rural communities, the governor assured that proactive measures will be taken by government to curb the ongoing attacks on innocent citizens. He sympathized with affected families, and urged them to find solace in God as the government diligently works to end the prolonged violenc”.

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