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CAN seeks help from International Community after attack reportedly left over 100 Dead in Plateau



CAN seeks helps from International Community after attack reportedly leaves over 100 Dead in Plateau | BellaNaija

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More than 100 people have been reported dead after an attack on three local governments in Plateau State.

According to The Cable, the attacks have been blamed on suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Chairman of the Berom Youth MovementLadi Choji, who spoke to newsmen, gave the casualty figure to be over 100. He said:

I believe that this attack was carefully planned by the herdsmen in collaboration with some military personnel who aided the attack.

We have recovered 34 corpses from Gana Ropp and 8 from Gashis while several others have not been recovered.

The corpses would be close to 100 because apart from 42 corpses that we have recovered, we are mobilising people to go into the villages to pick other corpses corpses that have not been recovered.

The State Government also announced a curfew in the three local governments affected, Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos South.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the international community to step in, describing the killings in a statement as “systematic genocide.”

The killings are becoming no longer herders and farmers again but deliberate attempt to conquer and occupy the land of the peoples ancestral heritage.

CAN also note with great pains the dastardly attacks ongoing in many other local government areas in the State by the herdsmen militias.

CAN condemn in the strongest terms the level of continuous genocide of Plateau people. Barkin Ladi is under siege with more more than 200 innocent precious human lives killed and countless driven out in the rains and left without shelter. CAN is also saddened by the news of attack on CAPRO School of Missions (SOM) in Gana-Ropp by the malitia.

CAN had yesterday made a statement concerning the incodent at Mangu Halle as very unfortunate. CAN had condemned the killings of two persons and prayed the Lord to comfort the families.

CAN condemns these unholy act of systematic genocide and sees it as a deliberate attempt to destroy the cultural heritage of Plateau people in particular the most affected areas. CAN calls on the Government to use its might to bring these killings to a stop.

CAN uses this medium to call on the international community to come to the aid of Plateau people as the security seems to be incapable of contending with the challenges. The soil of Plateau is smelling with rotten dead bodies as a result of silent killings and besides many people are missing.

Once again, CAN prays God to grant those that have been massacred eternal rest, and provide comfort to bereaved families and the entire people of the state.


  1. Iya ibeji

    June 25, 2018 at 12:06 am

    May their souls rest in peace! Its really sad and I hope aomething can be done.

  2. Aare farmland

    June 25, 2018 at 12:40 am

    If the army is involved then many generals need to be fired. What is going on is heartbreaking for the lost ones and the country. People should not die because they are born in nigeria. The president moved forward with June 12 but idiocy may cloud his brain, June 12 was about correcting an injustice, if injustice through public obscene criminal acts continues and perpetrators are not publically charged then we just keep recycling problems for the people born here. The greatest fraud we ever commited is to the child and unborn children who we infect with death and chaos because they are born in nigeria.

  3. Mamamia

    June 25, 2018 at 1:31 am

    ? what our commoners go through is so heart breaking you struggle to feed to survive and yet die like this? I know we do not have leaders but God show yourself strong in all of these. Please save your children…

  4. Bowl

    June 25, 2018 at 5:31 am

    @Mamamia, pls can you niot use the word, commoner , here? ( I know the meaning, by the way ) .These are full fledged citizens of this hopeless system run by animals. Tell me, can an animal give a human , human right ?
    What is happening here is very disturbing to say the least . I think this is the battle we should all be fighting now .: not the World Cup and Trump and his immigrant policies !

    • Mamamia

      June 25, 2018 at 9:20 am

      Bowl, I used those words intentionally and choose to leave it that way. Tell me, if one of our politicians were to have lost their lives in this same tragedy don’t you think Buhari would have at least released a statement by now? They are full fledged but treated like trash by our government and yes whether we like it or not every society has a low, middle and high class but that is incosiquential to this post as we just lost more than 85 persons that may never get a befitting burial because they are commoners! My heart goes out to their families once more and they are def royals in Gods eyes. ??

  5. Amadi

    June 25, 2018 at 6:35 am

    All Christians should wake up from their slumber of face dying in this Buhari led Muslim agenda.

  6. Mrs chidukane

    June 25, 2018 at 7:13 am

    This is really heartbreaking. What is really happening? Why is it that the Nigerian government is unable to face security challenges head on, without sentiments?

  7. Cocoa

    June 25, 2018 at 7:23 am

    The nations are being run without God. These events are painfully familiar, expected and even inevitable.

    You dont turn your back on God and live in peace. The devil has possessed many and is using them to do his evil work.

    The blind leading the blind.

  8. Uberhaute Looks

    June 25, 2018 at 8:25 am

    If only we can apply the same enthusiasm we did towards the Nigeria vs Iceland 2-0 into the same issue as above!
    The most saddening thing is that people are gradually forgetting the incompetence of Buhari because of 2019 election gains!

  9. Tayo

    June 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    In our own Nigeria? Is it that we don’t have an army or a commander-in-chief? Jehovah, You are the Lord of host! Fight this battle for your people! May the works of darkness against your people be exposed in Jesus name!

  10. Ephi

    June 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Such wickedness. The only crime of these people was being born Nigerian.

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