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Plateau women burn Bokkos traditional ruler’s house over attacks

The traditional ruler’s residence and administrative office were both burned down...

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Plateau women burn Bokkos traditional ruler’s house over attacks

Protesting women on Friday afternoon set ablaze the residence of the District Head of Bokkos town in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau state, Michal Monday Adanchi.

According to a local source, the incident occurred around 12:30 am.

The source mentioned that the women ignited the house following the arrest of some community members for their alleged involvement in recent killings in the area.

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The traditional ruler’s residence and administrative office were both burned down.

“The incident began at the police station where they expressed their anger over the arrest of some members of the community. After leaving the police station, they proceeded to the house of the traditional ruler, protesting that he was a sellout. A few minutes after reaching the house, they set it ablaze,” the source said.

Soldiers reportedly arrived in the area and dispersed the protesting women.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, stated that he would contact the DPO of the area and get back to our correspondent.

The state police command on Thursday confirmed the arrest of eight persons in connection with the recent attacks in Bokkos and Barikin Ladi LGAs.

Neptune Prime reports that about 23 villages were attacked on the Eve of Christmas, where more than 150 people were killed, and hundreds of houses were razed.

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