Killings: Tinubu approves establishment of military base in Plateau
In response to the unfortunate attacks that resulted to the death of over 200 villagers on Christmas Eve in Plateau State, President Bola Tinubu has given approval for the immediate establishment of a military base.
The military base will be located in Miller Farm (Gada Biyu) Mbar District of Bokkos local government area.
Tinubu directed General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defense Staff, to coordinate the implementation of this initiative to address the security challenges confronting the North Central State.
This approval was made possible through the efforts of former governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye who facilitated the establishment of the Barracks.
Once operational, the base will swiftly intervene to tackle the constant attacks and killings in Bokkos, Mangu, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, and neighbouring Nasarawa state.
This initiative is especially crucial following the simultaneous sacking of certain communities, widespread looting, and loss of life on Christmas Eve of 2023 in Bokkos, Mangu, and Barkin Ladi local government areas.