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Plateau killings: Youths, military disagree over secret burial for victims

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The burial of over 200 victims of the recent attacks in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen generated a serious controversy following allegations that security agencies want to carry out the exercise in secret.

Sources said that relatives of the deceased wanted to pick the corpses for burial because they have started decomposing, while tension continued to escalate despite the dusk to dawn curfew imposed by the government.

Already, some travellers coming in and out of Jos were said to have been killed.

The attack was said to have spread to a village called Kwi where an old woman who could not escape was reportedly killed while many houses were burnt.

The PUNCH, June 26, 2018

 

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