Another 29 Feared Killed in Plateau

By The Citizen

Another 29 persons have been feared killed in a fresh attack at Rakong village, a border between Barkin Ladi and Bokkos local government areas of Plateau State

Although the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, confirmed the attack he was silent on casualty figures. According to him, 'There was an attack yesterday in the area, but the quick intervention of the Nigeria Police, STF, SSS and Civil Defence brought the situation under control.'

He said there was a joint committee comprising of the traditional rulers and the police for intelligent gathering with a view of stem the violence.

Also, the interim administrator of Barkin Ladi Local Government Council, Habila Dung, confirmed the attack but said ten people were killed in the attack in the area. But Mike Lipdo, coordinator of Stephanos Foundation, a Jos-based non-governmental organisation, insisted that he saw 29 people killed in the attack in two villages.

The Spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) Captain Salisu Mustapha, when contacted said 'I am yet to be properly briefed on the incident. I am going there right now with the commander of STF, and when I come back I would be in a better position to comment on the attack.'