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30 Killed, 200 Houses Burnt Down As Gunmen Attacked 5 Plateau Villages

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30 Killed, 200 Houses Burnt Down As Gunmen Attacked 5 Plateau Villages

Close to 30 persons have been killed and 201  houses razed in the recent attacks by unknown gunmen in 5 villages in Bokkos and Mangu local governments of Plateau state.

The police did not, however, mention the numbers of people displaced from the 190 houses, a statement signed by the police public relations officer Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Gabriel Agaba said out of the 190 houses razed, 67 of them belonged to Fulani residents.

The statement reads:

“The Plateau state police command with to set the record straight in view of the recent attacks in Bokkos and Mangu local governments between 26 and 29th January 2020.

“In the attacks that happened in Bokkos, 22 people lost their lives including 14 killed in Kwatas, 4 killed in Sabon Barki, 3 killed in Marish, 2 killed in Changet. Also, 4 persons were killed in Marish Mangu LGA bringing the total numbers of death to 26.

“Arising from the crisis, a total of 190 houses were burnt including 123 owned by natives and 67 houses owned by Fulanis.

“So far, 11 persons have been arrested including ardos and community leaders. They have been moved to police force headquarters in Abuja for further investigation.

“While the police are soliciting for useful information from members of the public in respect of this unfortunate incident, The public is encouraged to remain alert and report any suspicious movement to security agencies,” the police said.



  1. Hannah

    February 3, 2020 at 11:01 PM

    Too bad what sort of mess is this. This injustice must stop

  2. Ambe moses vz

    February 4, 2020 at 6:11 AM

    Nigeria is turning in to something else…Mr. President pls wake up

    • Peleewura

      February 14, 2020 at 10:28 PM

      Wake up? Hummmm, unless he carjole.!


    February 8, 2020 at 6:24 PM

    useless goverment of bukohari we soon go. GOD will send him to hell fire if he don’t repent

  4. Gabriel Onwusoro

    February 9, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    The police reporter seems to want to be specific in just mentioning fulani residence. May be to elicit sympathy. Others are not worth being mentioned, and who are also the major victims.

  5. Miebakagh Fiberesima

    February 17, 2020 at 6:25 PM

    Is this how President Muhammadu Buhari watch while Nigeria burns? I think he needs to resign with shame.

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