The Plateau police command has disclosed that 26 persons were killed while 190 houses completely razed down, in attacks launched against some communities in Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state.
The Police Command’s spokesperson Ubah Ogaba who said they were setting the records straight with the statement on the attacks, said out of the 190 houses which were burnt in the attacks, 123 are owned by natives while 67 houses are owned by Fulanis. 11 people have also been arrested by the police including some community leaders.
The statement read;
“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.”