Top security leaders and government officials have arrived in Jos, Plateau State, poised to assess the aftermath of a devastating assault by bandits on Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi communities that resulted in the tragic loss of over 100 lives during the Christmas Day attack. A video shared on X (formerly known as Twitter) by Channels TV captured the arrival of these high-ranking security chiefs and ministers as they disembarked from a presidential jet upon their arrival.

Their visit to the scene of the heart-wrenching attack follows a summons from the Senate, prompted by Senator Diket Plang’s urgent motion concerning the killings.

In addition to the military heads, the Red Chamber has called upon the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun.

The assailants had ruthlessly raided numerous villages across Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos areas in Plateau State, setting homes ablaze and indiscriminately targeting residents.

The Chairman of Community Peace Observers in Bokkos Local Government Area, Mallaig, revealed that over 150 individuals lost their lives in these brutal attacks, with more than 10,000 people displaced in that region alone.

As condemnation pours in, President Bola Tinubu has ordered a comprehensive search for the perpetrators, while Vice President Kashim Shettima, during his visit to the affected communities, has assured the government’s unwavering commitment to ensuring justice for the victims of these heinous assaults.

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