13 killed in farmer-herder clashes in Plateau state

About 13 persons were on Monday confirmed killed in fresh farmer herder clashes in Bokkos Local Government Area of the state of Plateau state.

The clash which took place in Kwatas community on Sunday night got others severely injured, and properties also destroyed.

WikkiTimes reports that some of the victims were taken to the mortuary in Bokkos and Jos.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Plateau state, Mr Ubah Ogaba, police had deployed some men in the community to restore peace and order.

The police in a statement says, “On Sunday at about 2030hrs, the Plateau State Command received information that at about 1930hours, unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, attacked Kwatas village in the Bokkos LGA of Plateau State where 13 persons lost their lives while five persons were critically injured and receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Bokkos.”

The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Plateau state governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, described the recent clash another attempt by criminals to take the state back to the dark days of insecurity, saying government will not tolerate such kinds of unrest.


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