Plateau attack victims await Shettima’s visit

Vice President Shettima to visit Plateau communities attacked by terrorists

Vice President Kashim Shettima is expected to visit the communities in Plateau State that were attacked by terrorists on Christmas Eve, leaving over 100 people dead and hundreds of houses burnt.

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The displaced victims of the attacks, mostly women and children, gathered at the mini-stadium in the Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA) on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of Shettima’s arrival.

They held placards with messages such as ‘Our Human Rights Must Be Protected’, and narrated their ordeals at the hands of the gunmen.

The attacks took place in several communities in the Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi LGAs, where terrorists and bandits unleashed violence and destruction on innocent civilians.

Meanwhile, the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu; the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa; Governor Caleb Mutfwang; and former Governors Simon Lalong and Joshua Dariye were seen at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, waiting for Shettima.

Shettima is expected to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and offer support and condolences to the victims and the state government.


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