- “Fulani herdsmen together with a group of bandits attacked two of our villages, Puka and Pinper, where they killed seven of our Christian villagers,” Markus told Morning Star News in a text message
Armed terrorists in a tragic turn of events targeted two communities, Pukah and Pinper, in Plateau State, resulting in seven lives lost during the early hours of Thursday. Pukah resident, John Mark recounted the ruthless attack, revealing that six men and one woman fell victim to the gunmen’s violence.
The assailants, not content with their actions in Pukah, extended their rampage to Pinper, where they seized numerous sheep and other livestock before fleeing the communities.
The gravity of the situation is underscored by the absence of an immediate response or comment from the military taskforce in the area regarding the attacks. This silence adds to the complexity of the security challenges faced by these vulnerable communities.
Against the backdrop of such incidents, it is noteworthy that the Plateau State government has undertaken recent efforts to fortify security. The training of 600 personnel for Operation Rainbow, a state-owned security outfit, reflects a commitment to addressing the persistent security issues plaguing the region.
The Governor emphasized the timeliness of Operation Rainbow’s revitalization, deeming it crucial for consolidating gains in the ongoing battle against longstanding security challenges in the area.
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