Gunmen Killed 28,Burnt Dozens Of House In Plateau State

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The crisis rocking plateau is far from being over, this is as about 28 people were  killed while dozens of houses completely burnt in two  communities of  Da Jak and Attakar of  Ganawuri district  of Riyom LGA by  gunmen  who stormed the villages  at the early hours of Tuesday.

The attack also took the life of a police corporal serving with the Plateau State Police Command who was shot dead by gunmen.


According to a witness, the Policeman who was identified as Coporal Jibril, was also on a patrol together with his other colleagues at the crises area of Ganawuri village of Riyom Local Government Area of the State.

Meanwhile, Member of the State House Assembly representing Riyom Constituency Mr. Daniel Dem, said that dozens of persons died in the attack even as he said that the both villages had been under siege by suspected fulani militia since last week even as he accused the Special task force in the area as part of the problems; “My people are been killed every day and yet the special task force is not doing anything about it. I am calling for the withdrawal of the STF since they are not capable of handling the crisis that has been rocking the state for a long time.”

Plateau State Commissioner of Police Mr. Chris Olakpe, also confirmed the attack as he said that  officer was shot  while on a peace mission to the area adding that investigations are on.

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