March 2, 2024
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BREAKING: Fresh Killings Recorded in Plateau Despite 24-Hour Curfew


The killings in Plateau state are becoming alarming following recent development of fresh attacks in some local communities

Less than 24 hours after the state government declared a curfew in Mangu local government, another attack has been recorded


A resident of the attacked village confirmed this to a journalist a few hours after declaring the curfew



Despite the 24-hour curfew enforced by Governor Celeb Mutfwang in Mangu town of Mangu local government area in Plateau state, the violence persists with ongoing killings and house burnings.


The curfew was imposed following recent killings on Tuesday, January 23.


However, residents report that gunmen have invaded multiple communities, indiscriminately firing at people and setting houses ablaze.


Among the structures targeted was the Sunnah Islamiya School situated along Gindiri Road.



Resident gives account of gunmen attack


As quoted by Daily Trust, Suleiman Muhammad, a resident of Mangu, said:


“At around 9:30 am this morning, gunmen armed with sophisticated weapons came and started shooting sporadically.



“They burnt a lot of houses, including the Sunnah Islamiya school. Some persons were killed.


“They have overwhelmed the security personnel currently in Mangu. We are completely surrounded by the gunmen.”


Captain Oya James, the spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, responsible for maintaining peace in the region, has yet to respond to inquiries made by the newspaper.



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