Rampaging terrorists suspected to be Fulani militias have killed one person, injured eight, and burned down 19 houses in attack on Follon community in the Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night, November 16, 2022, barely 24 hours after terrorists killed eleven people including a family of nine and a recent graduate in Maikatako, a community in the same local government.
A source close to Fallon village, where the latest incident occurred said the terrorists had earlier attacked four communities with the local government and set several houses on fire.
He stated that the terrorists arrived at Follon village at about 9:30 p.m. and released several gunshots into the air to announce their arrival and destabilize the people, adding that houses were set on fire at random.
“The village was completely ransacked by the terrorists and thrown into confusion for close to three hours. At the end of the deadly operation, 19 houses were reduced to ashes, one person was killed, and eight others were left with fatal injuries. Those who sustained gunshot wounds are presently receiving treatment at Bokkos Hospital,” the source narrated.
Meanwhile, the Plateau State Peace Building Agency has expressed concern over the recent attack in the Bokkos local government area of the state and called on the people of the state to collectively join hands to fight the insecurity.
In a statement signed by its Director General, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, the agency extended its condolences to the victims and their families and described the ugly trend of some people taking laws into their hands as a bad wind that benefits no one.
He, therefore, commended the security agencies for their swift action and efforts in addressing the situation and implored them to double their efforts and work with stakeholders to prevent further deterioration.