Plateau attacks: Death toll risen to 85

According to Joseph Gwankat, national president of Mwaghavul Development Association, the death toll from the vicious attacks on the villages of Fungi and Kubwat in Plateau State's Komban District's Mangu Local Government Area has reached 85.


He told reporters on Wednesday that the hunt for missing people was still going on in the affected towns following a security conference at the traditional ruler's palace in Mangu.


However, the authorities have not yet disclosed how many people were injured during the attacks in the two communities.


He claims that at the same time, suspected Fulani militants attacked many communities, resulting in deaths, house fires, and the loss of millions of naira's worth of crops in the impacted areas.


After the attacks continued, protesting women surrounded the traditional ruler's palace, where a security meeting was being held with the security chiefs, district leaders, and government representatives. The meeting was headed by the deputy governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden.



In order to protect residents and their goods, the Mishkcham Mwaghavul, John Putmang, the Council chairman, and district heads from the communities appealed to the communities for increased security.


As reported by Joseph Gwankat, “Fifty-seven (57) victims were given a mass burial on Wednesday amid tears by relatives and members of the community who gathered to witness the funeral service.”





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