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Council boss decries attacks on villages

Published on October 9, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State

Mr Titus Bise, Chairman Mangu Local Government of Plateau has expressed concern over incessant attacks on villages in the area along the boundary with Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Mangu, the chairman called for tighter security around the areas to protect the people.

“Just yesterday (Thursday) another attack was unleashed on seven villages, including Ungwan Madaki, Ungwan Bature, Gogwu and Kobodong within the boundary community of Langai.

“Several houses and huts were raised down by unidentified persons who invaded the villages in the evening of the day; valuables, including foodstuffs and animals, were destroyed, ’’ Bise said.

He said although no death was reported, hundreds of people were sacked from their homes and were taking refuge in Langai District.

The chairman described the attack as too many, pointing out that the council was struggling to resettle the Kadunung people, who were attacked on Sept. 15.

He called on the federal and state governments to come to the aid of the council in handling the situation.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau, DSP Abu Emmanuel, confirmed the attack.

“The villages are accessible, our officers and men are on top of the situation to ensure the detractors are tracked down to face the law, ’’ he said.

Posted by on October 9, 2015, 12:57 pm. Filed under Metro, News.
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