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Many villagers were killed during the weekend’s attacks in villages in Barkin Ladi, Mangu and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State. Reports say more than 100 bodies have so far been picked while over 200 people are currently receiving treatments in various hospitals in the State.Read Also: Davido’s Girlfriend, Chioma Steps Out In Bust-Baring Outfit (PHOTO)
It was gathered that heavily armed gunmen invaded the affected areas including Exland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk all in Gashish district as well as Rakok, Kok and Razat villages all in Ropp district of the local government area, shooting sporadically, killing people, injuring others and setting structures ablaze.
Similar attack had caused heavily barricade of roads along Mangu Halle in Mangu local government area where youths protested the incessant killings in the area and some mourners on Saturday escaped death along Barkin Ladi – Bokkos road as they were bombarded by gunshots by the herders who occupied the expressway.
Security agencies were on Sunday searching and evacuating corpses and rescuing the injured and the Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Major Adam Umar told Vanguard, “There was an incident yesterday (Saturday) in Barkin Ladi, some attackers stormed the general area and started shooting sporadically.