Chairman of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State Dayabu Garga has said that 106 people have been buried following attacks on some communities.
Garga said this while giving an update about the renewed violence in some parts of the north-central state during an interview on Channels Television. He also said there are “more than 16 people hospitalised”.
The LG Chairman said;
“I was present on Monday morning where we did mass burial of 106 killed and we are still picking more dead bodies in the farmlands.”
According to him, the attacks have rendered hundreds of people homeless just as he explained that the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has increased.
The Kanam council boss, who called for more protection for the people, lamented the recent attacks.
“Displaced people are uncountable. More than 5,000 people are IDPs on their own soil. The issue is so much devastating.
“These people require at least protection. First and foremost, we need to have security outposts – either MOPOL or Army – because if we don’t stop who is going into the forests, definitely, there must be more attacks in the future”