Plateau Killings: Police Arrest Christmas Eve Attackers

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The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of some suspects in connection with the Christmas Eve killings that took place in Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas of Plateau State on December 24, 2023.

The arrest of these suspects is a crucial step in the ongoing investigation into the tragic events that claimed the lives of over 96 individuals and left over 221 houses burnt.

The Plateau State Police Command has not disclosed the exact number of suspects arrested, but their apprehension brings a glimmer of hope for justice to the affected communities.

The Christmas Eve attacks have been met with widespread condemnation from various groups, including the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who have called for intensified intelligence gathering to prevent such incidents in the future.

The National Assembly has also reiterated its call for the establishment of state police to better address the peculiar security situations in different states.

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has issued a stern directive to the security agencies to halt the carnage and go after the killers.

The President stressed that the nation’s peace and stability are a collective responsibility, and it is essential for the government to take decisive action to protect its citizens.

As the investigation continues, the Plateau State Police Command has assured the public that they are working tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice.

In the meantime, the affected communities are left to mourn the loss of their loved ones and rebuild their lives in the wake of this senseless tragedy.

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