Plateau Killings: Tears Flow As Victims Of Yelwa Zangam Attack Are Laid To Rest

Sixteen of the 34 people killed by suspected Fulani shepherds in the Yelwa Zangam community in the Jos North area, the plateau’s state administration, were buried on Saturday, August 28. amid tears and torture.

The remains of the other 18 victims, burned beyond recognition in the attack, were buried shortly after Wednesday’s killing.

Among the 16 corpses buried, five are members of the same family, slaughtered and killed by Fulani bandits.

The woman, identified as Rita, cried uncontrollably because she lost two daughters in the horrific attack. She said her whole world was taken away from her. President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Polycarp Lubo expressed his dissatisfaction with the massacres and called on Christians in the state to defend themselves.

He called for calm and called on young people to behave peacefully and focus their energies on protecting their communities. Ateker Pada Bitrus, who almost escaped, lost nine members of his family. Bitrus recounts his horrific experience of pain, describing the violence caused in the community as prevention.

The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Youth Wing, Pharm Mark Moses, called on the government to increase its constitutional responsibility to protect and safeguard helpless citizens.

He said there was a need for government and security agencies to prevent future attacks in any part of the state.

4 Comments

  1. NATURALLY I DON’T AGREES WITH THIS PEOPLE WHETHER MUSLUMS OR CHRISTIANS SINCE WHAT HAPPENED IN BENUE WHICH LOADS MANY MOTOR TRAILERS WITH EMPTY CORPSE BOXS AND AND SAID ARE DEATH BODYS AND PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWINGS THEM WITH TEARS.

  2. NATURALLY I DON’T AGREES WITH THIS PEOPLE WHETHER MUSLUMS OR CHRISTIANS SINCE WHAT HAPPENED IN BENUE WHICH LOADS MANY MOTOR TRAILERS WITH EMPTY CORPSE BOXS AND AND SAID ARE DEATH BODYS AND PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWINGS THEM WITH TEARS.

  3. When things like this happens, the only thing the government will say is the perpetrators will not go unpublished. How many times are we going to be hearing this? Act and not just hid and be talking.

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