Many Killed As Gunmen Attack Bokkos, Plateau

Many Killed As Gunmen Attack Bokkos, Plateau

Gunmen were reported to have killed unconfirmed number

of persons in a Wednesday night attack on Mile-Bakwai village in Bokkos,

Plateau.

Many Killed As Gunmen Attack Bokkos, Plateau

of the Special Task Force (STF) maintaining the peace in Plateau, confirmed the

attack and said that the attackers shot and injured two officers of the STF,

all of them mobile policemen.

Navy Capt. Jude Akpa, the Media Officer

figure was ``still being verified’’, but confirmed that men of the STF killed

six of the attackers and made some arrests.

He, however, said that the casualty

Bokkos Local Government, confirmed that 18 bodies were recovered at the scene

of the attack.

However, Mr Zakka Akos, the Chairman,

Hospital, Bokkos confirmed that 18 people were killed and among them was a 70

year old woman known as Kaka Kiwo.

Also Dr Kumbem Temang of Cottage

the attackers invaded the village “from 7 p.m. not long after we returned from

our farms and were resting in our respective houses.

A victim of the attack, one Majau Yohanna, as saying that

and had very sophisticated weapons,’’ Yohanna, currently on admission at the

Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Jos.

“They (attackers) came in large numbers

descended on the villagers and started shooting everyone on sight. We had to

run for our dear lives. In the process, some of us were shot down while trying

to escape.

According to him, “the attackers just

just God that saved me. It is a miracle that I am still alive,’’ he said.

“I was shot on my right rib and it was

who rushed him to BUTH because of the serious injuries he sustained, claimed

that he counted 20 bodies, including two policemen that were killed during the

attack on the village.

Mr Thomas Mafai, a relation of Yohanna,

at the Dung Hospital, Bokkos,” he said.

“Some of the victims are being treated

attackers were killed by men of the STF maintaining peace in Plateau.

Mafai however confirmed that six of the

Commissioner, Mr Chris Olakpe, said he was “very busy strategising with my

Divisional Police Officers and will not want any encumbrances.”

When contacted, the Plateau Police

that the two policemen shot by the attackers were currently on admission at the

Barkin Ladi General Hospital.

Akpa, while confirming the attack, said

the casualty figure. We are still verifying. It was a night attack so people

could have been killed anywhere. People were killed, but we cannot confirm the

number of those killed. The STF Commander there is still verifying the

figures,’’ he added.

“But like I told you, we are not sure of

those arrested, but declared that normalcy had been restored to the affected

area.

He also could not confirm the number of

are calm,’’ he said.

“Our men are on ground there and things

Source: Naij.com

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