Plateau attacks: Death toll rises to 200, as military deploy additional troops

The death toll in Plateau attacks is said to have risen to over 200 as tension continues to mount across the country following the killings in the north-central state.

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has authorized the deployment of additional Special Forces to Plateau State to beef up the strength of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

The additional troops, who arrived Jos, capital of Plateau State on Monday were received and briefed by the Commander OPSH, Major General AM Atolagbe on their new assignment.

A statement from the defence spokesperson, Brigadier General John Agim said “the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to assure all law abiding citizens of Plateau state of their safety.”

The statement also said misguided youths “who have offered themselves to be used as thugs are hereby warned that anyone apprehended will receive the full weight of the law.”

“Herdsmen and farmers are also warned not to take laws into their hands; rather suspected persons should be reported promptly to security agencies.” The statement said.

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