The victims of the Christmas Eve attacks in Plateau have received N100 million from the governors of states located in the North Central geopolitical zone.
The Janescope remembers that on Christmas Eve, terrorists invaded 15 communities in the local government areas of Barkin Ladi and Bokkos in Plateau State, razing 221 houses and murdering over 115 people.
However, roughly 200 days after the incident, the death toll increased.
Ndun, Ngyong, Murfet, Makundary, Tamiso, Chiang, Tahore, Gawarba, Dares, Meyenga, Darwat, and Butura Kampani were among the communities attacked in the Bokkos Local Government Area.
NTV, Hurum, and Darawat were the communities attacked in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area.
During the North Central Governors Forum’s Tuesday visit to Jos in support of Plateau Governor Caleb Mutfwang, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, the forum’s chairman, made the announcement about the donation.
Sule explained that the visit was intended to express sympathy to the governor of the Plateau for the killing of defenseless people, while the money was intended to lessen the pain of the survivors of the horrific attacks.
He emphasized that the attackers have to be considered terrorists and dealt with accordingly.
Hyacinth Alia, the governor of Benue State, urged the people of the Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, and Niger states to band together in order to combat terrorists who are upsetting the stability of the North Central regions.
In order to reduce the threat, Alia claimed that a coordinated plan and strong resolve were required to regularly monitor the boundaries.
The governor stated that attacks on farming communities, often without warning, have become routine and need to be confronted head-on.
In response, Governor Mutfwang thanked the visiting governor and offered his condolences.
He regretted that the other governors were always forced to visit Plateau due to misfortune, calling the phenomenon regrettable.
Mutfwang hoped that, rather than in grief, all of Nigeria will soon gather in Plateau State for festivities.