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Shock In Plateau!! has Police confirms 26 people killed and 190 houses destroyed

Recent attacks on some communities in Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State has seen 26 people killed and 190 houses razed down, The Police Command has confirmed.

In a statement made on Monday in Jos, The Police Relations Officer (PRO) ASP Ubah ogaba commander has confirmed.

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The number of people killed and properties was confirmed by the The Police Relations Officer (PRO)

The attacks have seen many killed, much injured and houses razed down from Jan 26 to Jan 28, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, while some communities have been under siege by some attackers.

Chenget in Bokkos, Kwatas, Sabin Barki and Marish are among those affected in the community of Mangu Local Government Areas.

The command wishes to set the records straight in view of the recent attacks in Bokkos and Mangu from Jan. 26 to Jan 28.

“In the attacks, 14 persons were killed in Kwatas, four at Sabon Barki, three at Marish and one at Changet in Bokkos, this makes it 22 persons killed in Bokkos.

“Also, four persons were killed at Marish in Mangu. This makes the total persons killed in the two areas 26.

“Arising from the attacks also, 190 houses were set ablaze and these include 123 houses belonging to the natives and 67 owned by the Fulanis,’’ he said.

Ogaba explained that 11 persons have been arrested in connection with the attacks, adding that they included Fulani Ardos and community leaders.

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He said the suspects had been moved to the Force Headquarters in Abuja, for further investigation.

The PPRO called on members of the public with useful information that would lead to more arrests on the attacks to avail it to the security agencies.

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