The orgy of violence in the country persisted at the weekend as gunmen invaded three local government areas in Plateau State, killing over 100 persons, This Day Live reports
The affected councils, Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South, were immediately placed under a dusk-to-dawn curfew by the state government that received soothing words of support from Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, both of who condemned the massacre in strong terms and asked the security agencies to up their game to end the wanton killings across the land.
Although the police put the number of deaths at 86, community leaders and eye-witnesses said between 100 and 150 persons were killed in separate communities in the three restive councils.
The gory incident forced the state Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, who was in Abuja to attend the All Progressives Congress (APC), national convention, to abandon the convention and return home to attend to the situation.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Rufus Bature, said following the killings, the state government had imposed a curfew on the affected local governments.
The villages attacked were Gindi Akwati, Ruku, Kura, Rapps, Kinshan, Gengere, Heipang, and Gana Ropp.