Christmas Massacre: Death Toll Climbs As Over 100 Bodies Recovered In Plateau attacks

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Community mourn over Plateau Massacre

No fewer than 100 bodies have been recovered from 20 communities in Plateau State following a sequence of attacks between December 24 and 25 by some assailants.

According to Amnesty International, Nigeria, the death toll in the state has risen to “over 140, as more dead bodies of those who tried to escape the attacks are found by search teams.”

The Transition Committee Chairman of Bokkos LGA, Kassah, confirmed to the press that 113 bodies were recovered from the attacks.

“The attacks were well coordinated, no fewer than 20 different communities were attacked by the bandits.

“As I am talking to you, we have recovered 113 dead bodies from those communities. We have recovered more than three hundred injured; some were taken to hospitals in Jos, some to hospitals in Barkin Ladi and others have been taken to hospitals in Bokkos,” Kassah said.

President Bola Tinubu, in a condolence message posted on his X account, condemned the incident and described it as a tragedy.

He directed security agencies to immediately move in, search every part of the zone, and apprehend the culprits responsible for the atrocities.

Tinubu also ordered the immediate mobilization of relief materials and medical supplies for survivors while promising that the perpetrators will not escape justice

He said, “I strongly condemn the heinous and brutal attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which have tragically resulted in the loss of many lives.

“I have directed our security agencies to immediately move in, scour every part of the zone, and apprehend the culprits responsible for these atrocities.

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