Tinubu condemns Christmas eve attacks on Plateau communities

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By BASHIR ADEFAKA

President of Nigeria, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  has reacted to the Sunday night of December 24, 2023 attacks on Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

The DEFENDER reports that the sad attacks by unknown gunmen left about 72 dead at the first counting while, as at Tuesday the boxing day on December 26, the death toll had hit 117.

In a reaction he personally sent out via his X account on Tuesday, President Tinubu “strongly” condemned the attacks he described as “heinous and brutal”, which he said tragically resulted in the loss of many lives.

The President said, “I strongly condemn the heinous and brutal attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State, which have tragically resulted in the loss of many lives.

“I have directed our security agencies to immediately move in, scour every part of the zone, and apprehend the culprits responsible for these atrocities.

“Furthermore, I have ordered the immediate mobilization of relief resources for the surviving victims of these primitive and cruel attacks, as well as ensuring medical treatment is provided for the wounded.

“While condoling with the government and the people of Plateau State, I assure all Nigerians that the envoys of death, pain, and sorrow responsible for these acts will not escape justice,” Tinubu said.


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