July 14, 2024
Death Toll In Plateau Christmas Eve Attack Hits 195
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Death Toll In Plateau Christmas Eve Attack Hits 195

The death toll in the Plateau Christmas Eve attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi has risen to 195 and the search for missing persons is still ongoing.

This is according to the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Musa Ashoms.

However, the Nigerian Red Cross, a Non-Governmental Organization in Bokkos, says 161 deaths were recorded with 32,604 persons affected. The attack has affected 84 communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi and left 29,350 persons displaced.

According to the Red Cross, the coordinated attack left 301 people injured and 27 houses burnt.

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Armed groups launched attacks between Saturday evening and Monday morning in Nigeria’s Plateau State, a region plagued for several years by religious and ethnic tensions.

Authorities had previously put the death toll at 163.

During a meeting with Nigeria’s vice president on Wednesday, Monday Kassah, head of the local government in Bokkos, Plateau State, said that 148 Bokkos villagers had been killed in the attacks.

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