14 people reportedly killed in fresh Plateau attack

14 people reportedly killed in fresh Plateau attack

A reported fresh attack in the Rukuba area of Plateau state is said to have resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

Channels TV reports that the said attack which occurred on Thursday night, September 27, claimed the lives of one child, five men and eight women.

Residents alleged that security officials failed to respond when the killings was happening, until Friday morning, September 28.

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Angered by the attack, youths of the community the early hours of Friday reportedly took to the streets, protesting against the late response of the military.

The protesters mounted barricades preventing motorists and passers-by from accessing the road, but troops of the Operation Safe Haven moved into the area and cleared the barricade.

The tension was said to have spread to Gada Biu, Katako, Farin Gada and the Jos main market as traders and shop owners have closed to avoid any vandalism by hoodlums.

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Meanwhile, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has cleared the air over alleged astronomical sums requested from the federal government to tackle flooding.

According to figures released by the agency on Thursday, September 27, 199 casualties were recorded in the recent disaster that spread to 87 local governments in 12 states across the country.

It was alleged that NEMA asked for N12 billion but received N3 billion with over N9 billion still required for effective response. However, the agency has debunked such claims, emphasizing that it got N3 billion for initial logistics, search and rescue, supply of pre-assessment relief materials, which includes food, non-food items and medical supplies.

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