According to reports, bandits attacked several towns on Christmas Eve in the Plateau State local government areas of Barkin Ladi and Bokkos, killing over 26 people.
It was learned that while 15 people died in a further attack on villages in Barkin Ladi LGA, 11 people perished in Bokkos LGA.
It is also said that during the attack at Barkin Ladi, a number of houses were destroyed.
According to information obtained by DAILY POST, both instances began at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.
It was discovered that as-yet-unidentified gunmen entered the villages and started shooting at occasionally.
Among the 11 individuals slain in Bokkos LGA were a preacher and five members of the same family.
When reached, DSP Alfred Alabo, a spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, stated, “We are aware of incidents last night in some communities of Barkin Ladi and Bokkos LGAs.”
The DPOs in charge of those locations are working on it, therefore I am unable to provide you with the casualty figure at this time. When they are finished, I will provide journalists with the information as soon as it is made available to me.
At this point, everything is under control. The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations has been sent there by Commissioner of Police Julius Alawari, who is currently there with the Commander in charge of Pankshin and Bokkos.
Additionally, I’ve been informed that the injured have been brought to the hospital and are getting care.