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Terrorists burn 11 persons to death in Plateau community

June 21, 2023

Eleven (11) persons were on Tuesday night burnt to death by suspected terrorists who attacked Chisu village in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State.

A source said the victims ran to a house in the village for safety following sporadic gunshots in the community around 11 pm but the assailants pursued them to the property and set the house on fire leading to their death.

Confirming the death of the villagers, a resident of Chisu community who escaped the attack, Michael Bulus, said the incident took place on Tuesday night.

“The terrorists also burnt a church along Mangu-Bokkos Road and other properties before making their escape.”

He added that the COCIN Regional Church Council Bwai along Mangu Bokkos road in the local government was also burnt by the terrorists along with other houses, vehicles, and tricycles before they fled the community.

Alabo Alfred, the Plateau State Police Command spokesperson did not pick up his calls when contacted on the incident.

A source also confirmed that more security operatives had been deployed to the affected community following reports.

(Punch)

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