Terrorists kill a Total of 231 persons in Mangu council





On July 10th, terrorists killed 12 persons, injured others and razed down houses at Farin Kasa and Sabon Gari communities in Mangu Local Council, Plateau State. This increased the fatality figure in the area to 231 within two months.


As a result, the state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Mangu, while the military relocated its base to the area.

The recent casualty figure was disclosed to a news report by a reliable source on condition of anonymity.


“This (yesterday) morning around 11.00 a.m., they launched another attack and 12 people were instantly killed, others were injured and houses burnt in Farin Kasa and Sabon Gari communities of Mangu,” the anonymous said.


According to him, the residents have lost faith in security operatives in the state, as many attacks took place without any resistance or arrest.


On Saturday, about 5.30 p.m, The National President of Mwaghavul Development Association (MDA), Joseph Gwankat, spoke to some journalists in Jos, that they recorded no less than 204 fatalities due to Fulani attacks.


Gwankat lamented that Mangu land had all of a sudden become subject of attacks by the Fulani, whom they had been living peacefully with for some years now.


He disapproved of the claim by leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Nura Abdullahi, and Mohammed Musa that operatives of Operation Rainbow attacked them first.


At the briefing, he stated: “We have counted over 204 (fatalities), while other victims’ bodies are still in the bush unaccounted for.


“However, on Friday, at least 15 persons were killed by gunmen in the same Mangu land and the number has increased to 219.”With the 12 killed in Mangu yesterday, the casualty figure now stands at 231 since May.


In addition, there were reports, yesterday, that the natives went on a rampage, killing about seven Fulani cattle rustlers in the Kombun community in the process.


According to the source, this recent move angered the Fulani, who have reportedly been mobilising to fight the natives.


He said: “The communities are in remote areas, where the roads are extremely bad. I could hear gunshots everywhere from my hiding place. I could also see soldiers on motorcycles moving toward the attacks.


“Soldiers and other security agents should do something to avert more casualties because the Fulani are seriously mobilising.”

Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Capt. Oya James, told a news report that he was going to confirm the incident and revert. But there was no response from him as at the time of filing the report.




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