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Buhari Orders Military, Police To Stop Killings As Death Toll From Plateau Attack Hits 29 | The Precision

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•Governor Lalong
•Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening
directed the military and police to stop the killings in Plateau State
after receiving reports of 20 deaths in a renewed reprisals.

However, the deaths recorded in the attack on Nkiye Dongwro Village
in Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of the state later
increased to 29.
The attack was carried out by some gunmen who attacked a primary
school where the natives were seeking refuge in an internally displaced
centre.
The attack coming barely 24 hours after six people were killed in Ta’agbe village in the same district.
The attack was successfully carried out despite the dusk to dawn
curfew imposed in the area while the security agencies are also
occupying the same block alongside the natives that were attacked and
murdered in the same block of classroom.
An eyewitness who is head teacher of the primary school where the
incident occurred express dismay over the circumstances that culminated
into the death of the people that were seeking refuge only to meet their
death while looking for protection.
However, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has summoned a
security meeting including all chief of security agents as well as
government officials to discuss the incessant attacks and probable
solution to the security challenge.
Buhari in his reaction expressed sadness and regret over the reported
killings and enjoined the security agencies to put a stop to it
immediately.
A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and
Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, said that the President had
instructed “the military and the police to bring the violence to an
instant end.
He said Buhari also directed security forces to draw up a plan to
ensure that there were no further attacks and reprisal attacks by one
group against the other”.
According to Shehu, the President was committed to the sanctity of
Nigeria’s unity and enjoined Nigerians to live together in peace and
harmony.
He said that the President also commiserated with the governor and
people of Plateau and with those who lost their loved ones, friends and
family.
“May God comfort them as only He can.”
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