Buhari Condemns Attack on Plateau Village that Killed 13, Meets Lalong

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 10 – Media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, says the president strongly condemns the gunmen attack on Mangu Local Government in Plateau State and is in contact with the Governor, Simon Lalong and the military, police and other security agencies in the state to ascertain details of what happened and what can be done to forestall a future occurrence.

“President Buhari said he is shocked and grieved by the incident and has urged security agencies in the state to increase vigilance to stop further attacks on innocent communities,” Shehu tweeted.

On Thursday, gunmen killed no fewer than 13 persons in Mangu Council Area of Plateau State just as the government and security agencies are trying to find a lasting solution to the ceaseless attacks on innocent citizens in the area.

An eyewitness said the gunmen armed with sophisticated weapons and numbering about 20, invaded neighbouring Pankshin Council Area and rustled several cows.

He said as they were moving the cows out of the area, some youths intercepted them at Kerang village, adding that in the encounter, the youths arrested some of the rustlers and recovered some cows from them.

Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, Buhari met with Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State over the recent attack on Mangu Local Government Area of the State.

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