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Senator gives details of Plateau massacre

By The Citizen

The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Gyang Shok Pwajok, on Thursday presented details of the gruesome murder of 45 people in four villages in the state.

Pwajok, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, also raised the issue on the floor.

He lamented that the relative peace and calm that has returned to Plateau State for several months, has sadly been interrupted by the renewed attacks which claimed the lives of 'men, women, pregnant women, children and infants.'

The lawmaker said 'the coordinated attacks in Tatu, Rawuru, Bok and Dorang villages' were carried with the expertise of 'professionals.'

He noted that what was more confounding was that the attacks took place few days after the state Governor, Jonah Jang, raised the alarm of a possible terrorist onslaught.

He posited that the attacks may not really be a case of intelligence failure since that governor had alerted about a possible attack by terrorists.

He stated that 'the simultaneous multiple attacks' on four communities left 45 people dead including a family of seven that was wiped out.

According to him, some of the victims of the bloodthirsty invaders were burnt beyond recognition.

Pwajok said that a number of people who escaped death during the attacks were still in shock.

Of particular interest to Nigerians, he said, should be the 'killing of a family of seven- father, mother and five children.'