Community leaders in Plateau State under the aegis of the Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of the Natives, and Community Peace Observers in Bokkos LGA, yesterday, appealed to the Federal Government to deploy more troops to the troubled Local Government Areas in the state to enhance security
The appeal followed the attacks by gunmen in some of the communities on Christmas Eve which left over 160 persons dead, according to the Nigerian Red Cross, and properties worth millions of naira destroyed.
The attacks also displaced over 10,000 persons who are currently taking refuge in different locations.
The Secretary General of Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of the Natives, Nanle Gujor, said the call was imperative not only to forestall a recurrence of the ugly incident, but to provide adequate cover to enable the displaced persons to return to their ancestral homes.
The Chairman of the Community Peace Observers in Bokkos LGA, Kefas Mallai, also urged the government to deploy more security to the Local Government Areas saying many residents heard the promises by the security chiefs but were yet to see its fulfilment.