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In just three weeks, militia killed over 150 people in Mangu – Gov Mutfwang

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has revealed that over 150 people were killed by suspected Fulani militia in Mangu Local Government Area in the last three weeks, just as over 30,000 people have been displaced.

Gov. Mutfwang who made the disclosure in an interview with Channels Television, said 80 percent of the incidents are “pure genocide” noting that reports from the communities indicate that the “perpetrators of the violent attacks are foreign mercenaries.”

“Last night, four people were killed in Mangu. Conservatively, I will put it that in the last three weeks, we have buried not less than 150 people in Mangu local government,” the Governor said.

“And as I am talking to you we have no less than 30,000 people scattered in various IDP camps that we are having to deal with now.”

Mutfwang who met with President Bola Tinubu on the same day, said the president has the “political will” to deal with the security challenges in the state.

“I had the privilege and honour to have a meeting with Mr President at very short notice. The meeting centred around the challenges of security in the Plateau and I found Mr President full of listening ears and determination to deal with the issues. I think it is going to be a welcome change.

“The response of Mr President is reassuring and his understanding of the problem was quite comforting.

“Certainly, Mr President is showing that he has a political will to deal with the issues.”

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