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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Recent Attacks Displace More Than 20 Villages In Plateau – Mutfwang

By Luka Retle Kumbet

Governor of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has condemned the recent attacks on  communities in Bokkos disclosing that more than 20 villages had been displaced.

Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor, Gyang Bere, in a statement obtained by Nigerian Kicker, said numerous people have been killed, houses have been destroyed and millions of naira lost.

According to him, scores of individuals also sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks at Mangu and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of the state. .

Governor Mutfwang emphasized the resilience of the Plateau people in the face of these unprovoked assaults and called for united efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for these heinous acts.

Expressing gratitude, Governor Mutfwang acknowledged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for supporting the Nigerian Army in maintaining security.

He also commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja and the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN for their commitment to addressing various security challenges facing Plateau and the nation.

“It is disheartening that we have lost numerous lives due to incessant attacks in Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin-Ladi. These senseless and unprovoked acts are unnecessary and unjustifiable. I appeal to the sponsors of these attacks to reconsider, as there is nothing to gain from such violence. The spirit of the Plateau people will not be broken,” he said.

While expressing sympathy for the affected families and communities, Governor Mutfwang urged citizens to stand strong, assuring them that the government is actively working to address the situation.

He called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Plateau State Emergency Management Agency to swiftly respond to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the attacks.

Governor Mutfwang emphasized the government’s commitment by covering the medical expenses of those injured and receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and other hospitals in the state.

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