Despite a 24-hour imposed on Mangu local government area by the Traditional Chairman of the Council, gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia on Tuesday night, attacked the Chisu community in Bwai district, burning 11 persons to death.
The assailants also burned down houses including churches as well as looting food and livestock.
A youth leader in the village, Adams Jatau informed PlateauNewsWatch.com that the victims who were caught unawares, ran to a house in the village for safety after they heard sporadic gunshots in the community around 11 pm but the assailants pursued them to the place and set the house on fire, leading to their death.
Another resident of the Chisu community who escaped the attack, Michael Bulus, confirmed the death of the villagers to this platform on Wednesday saying the attackers also burnt a church along Mangu-Bokkos Road and other properties before making their escape.
“Last night, terrorists attacked Chisu village of Mangu Local government at about 11:00 pm.
“When the terrorists arrived in the community, there were sporadic gunshots, and the people started running.
“Some of them ran to a house belonging to a community leader. Unfortunately, the house was set ablaze by the terrorists, and 11 burnt-dead bodies were later discovered on Wednesday morning.
“The COCIN Regional Church Council in Bwai, along Mangu-Bokkos road in the local government was also burnt by the terrorists along with other houses, vehicles, and tricycles before they fled the community.”