70 Persons Killed In Borno, Plateau States

70 Persons Killed In Borno, Plateau States

It has been reported that about 70 people, including some Boko Haram leaders were killed in Borno and Plateau States in the last three days.

The Plateau crisis, which started on Thursday led to 48 deaths while 22 others lost their lives in a Borno gun duel between Security agents and Boko Haram members.

According to information from Special Task Force in Jos, some invading Fulani herdsmen killed 28 persons in Magama, Bongong and Karkashi communities, while the STF killed 20 of them “in a gun duel that lasted several hours.”

In Borno, sources close to the Joint Task Force, JTF revealed that ”No fewer than 22 people suspected to be members of terrorists group have been killed in Mainok Village, Beneshiek Local Government Area of Borno state in an exchange of gun fire which ensued between the terrorists and men of the JTF. Also killed were two security personnel suspected to be policemen.”

The STF assured residents that the situation is now under control and more security troops are being deployed to the area.

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