[PHOTOS] Plateau Attack: Death toll rises to 85 amid protests


The dead toll from Tuesday’s attack on towns in Plateau State’s Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) has risen to 85, while the search for missing persons continues in the impacted areas.

The National President, Mwaghavul Development Association, Joseph Gwankat, made the revelation while speaking to journalists on Wednesday after a security meeting at the palace of the traditional ruler in mangu.

Gwankat said that suspected herdsmen assaulted numerous communities at the same time, resulting in fatalities, home burnings, and agriculture destruction in the targeted communities.

Protesting women had besieged the palace of the traditional ruler where the security meeting was convened with security chiefs, district heads and government officials led by the Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, to address the security challenge in the LGA.

The Mishkcham Mwaghavul, John Putmang Hirse, alongside the local government chairman and district heads from the communities appealed for the deployment of reinforcements to the communities to safeguard citizens.

See photos of the protests below: