Plateau govt confirms attack in another community

The Plateau State Government says it is deeply saddened by the reoccurrence of violence in parts of Dong Kasa in Jos North Local Government Area and Kwi in Riyom on Sunday night.

Nigerian citizens, including children and women, were murdered in cold blood.

Emergency Digest had earlier reported how seven persons, including children, were killed in Dong Kasa on Sunday night and that the police are on the trail of the criminals.

Meanwhile, based on reliable information, at about 11 p.m. on the same day, suspected herders stormed a hamlet known as Kohorok in Kwi in Riyom LGA.

Although he was yet to confirm the number of casualties, the coordinator of the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCVN), Dalyop Solomon, said a whole family was wiped out in the attack.

The state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, in a statement on Monday, described the act as barbaric, callous and a desperate attempt to rupture the peace and security of Plateau State.

While commiserating with families that lost loved ones and valuables in the two separate attacks, Mr. Manjang said Governor Simon Lalong was deeply distressed by the incidents and has vowed to ensure that the cherished values of peace and security and the sanctity of lives remain sacrosanct in the state.

Mr. Manjang said the government would “continue to take measures and work hand in hand with security agencies for the protection of lives and property of citizens.”

He said as soon as the government was alerted about the attack, “it quickly reached out to security agencies who responded immediately and have been in pursuit of the attackers with a view to apprehending them and bringing them to justice.”

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