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Terrorists attack another community in Bokkos, Plateau

Gunmen on Thursday invaded Budel in Tangur district, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau state barely a few days after terrorists launched attacks in the same LGA.

Recall that a wave of attack on Saturday evening and Tuesday morning in Plateau, left scores of residents dead and many injured, with the death toll said to be over 195.

Speaking on the fresh attack, the Transition Committee Chairman of Bokkos, Monday Kassah said marauders ransacked the community on Thursday night burning and destroying homes.

Kassah explained that no death was recorded due to the timely intervention of security personnel.

While giving an update on the Christmas Day attack, the committee chairman explained the number of casualties still stands at 195, further confirming that rescue operations were ongoing to find missing persons

Of the number, 148 were killed in Bokkos Local Government Area, 19 in Mangu Local Government Area, and 27 in Barkin Ladi. 1,290 houses were burnt down in Bokkos council, one house was razed in Mangu LGA and that of Barkin Ladi was yet to be ascertained at press time.