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Plateau village killings condemned

08 January 2014, 19:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Plateau State Government has condemned the killing of people at Shonong village in Bachit District of Riyom local government area of the state.

Abraham Yiljap, the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, slammed the attack as “highly condemnable” and “barbaric.”

“It was becoming increasingly apparent that the attackers' tactic is to displace communities and ultimately occupy their homes by striking them with terror and unwarranted fury. However, these will not succeed due to security measures being taken and increased community vigilance,” added.

He said the state government, working with the various security structures on ground, was adopting extra measures to defeat the emerging insurgents he said aimed to decimate and displace communities and thus occupy their land.

The commissioner appealed to the people to maintain greater alertness and work with security agencies to maintain safety in the state at all times.

While communities assert that 33 people were killed, police reported that the attack had claimed the lives of 16 people.

It could not be ascertained if this was a terror-related attack or an ethnic clash.

– CAJ News


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