Nine persons died with over 20 injured when gunmen attacked SER community in Wumat of Tarangol district area in Kwata ward of Bokko Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday.
Over 30 houses were also burnt with harvested crops and other valuable assets such as cars, motorcycles, water pump machines etc worth millions destroyed during the attack.
Hon. Sylvester Wallangko, who is the All Progressives Congress(APC) flag bearer for Plateau Assembly was affected by the attack with his relations and properties vandalised.
He received condolences from sympathisers, including chairman of Bokkos LGA Hon Joseph Guluwa, The chairman Barkin Ladi LGA – Hon. Jok Alamba, Hon. Usaini Amurudu – member PLHA, Hon Prof. Bernard Matur – commissioner for Higher education, Hon Sunday Mallo Muchen – former member PLHA and other dignitaries who visited to mourn with the community and entire Tarangol district.
Wallangko reiterated the call for a community-based security approach through government/stakeholders support in synergy with security agencies to help nip in the bud such ugly incidence from reoccurring.
In a whatsApp message by Wallangko media team said Wallangko wept as the deceased were buried.
There was no reaction yet from Plateau Police Command as at the time of filing this report.