Police Confirms 50 Houses Burnt, 86 Deaths, 6 Injured In Barkin/Ladi 

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Yakubu Wuyep


The Commissioner of Police Plateau State Command, Jos CP Undie Adie has confirmed 86 persons who are officially  killed ,50 houses burnt down 6 sustained various degrees of injuries  after deploying more personnel to the District on search and rescue team.


The Command headquarters through on the spot assessment also foiled fresh clashes in Bukuru Area of Jos South LGA between the natives and Hausa Fulani communities.


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The Police Public Relation ,ASP Mathias Tyvox in a press statement made available to this medium confirmed the attacks .


Adie revealed that Sequels to the attack in Gashish District of Barkin Ladi LGA on the  23/06/2018 ,a team headed by ACP Edeh John of the Department of Operations had also the DPO of Barkin Ladi Division and a Unit Commander from Mopol 38.


According to him after a careful search of the villages attacked in the District the following were discovered


  1. Eighty six (86) persons all together were killed


  1. Six people injured


  1. Fifty (50) house burnt


  1. Fifteen (15) motorcycles burnt down


  1. Two (2) motor vehicles burnt down


The team also carried out a detailed deployment.

Corpses were released to the families for burial.

The Command earlier in the day confirmed only eleven (11) people dead as the result of the attack due to the information at its disposal then before the arrival of the search and rescue team from Barkin Ladi LGA.

This is to update members of the public of the situation as regards the attack in Gashish District as promised earlier on.

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