Suspected gunmen have killed Rev. Nichodemus Kim of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN) and 20 others in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau.
The pastor used to be killed at Gana-Ropp community of Barkin Ladi, whilst others have been wasted in Rim, Jol, and Kwi communities of Riyom.
Mr Rwang Tengwong, the National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Movement (BYM), a socio-cultural group, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos.
According to Tengwong, the communities were attacked simultaneously, adding that the attacks were exceedingly coordinated.
He explained that the attacks which befell on Sunday night, left many people with more than a few degrees of injuries, adding that rankings were presently displaced.
”Twenty-one persons were killed and quite a few others injured on Sunday throughout coordinated assaults through militias on residents of Rim, Jol, Kwi communities of Riyom as properly as Gana-Ropp neighborhood in Barkin Ladi
”Two persons were killed at Rim, Seven at Jol, eleven at Kwi, all in Riyom, whilst a clegyman, Rev. Nichodemus Kim, was killed in Gana-Ropp Barkin Ladi
”The attacks on Rim, Jol and Kwi have been simultaneously coordinated and held between two p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.
”In Kwi, an whole community, Hei-gwe, was razed and over a hundred farmlands destroyed,” he said.
Tengwong known as on the authorities and the security businesses to trend out lasting options to the spate of assaults and killings in communities.
”The BYM beneath the leadership of Solomon Mwantiri, hereby condemns the coordinated assaults and different types of provocation meted out on harmless folks of Plateau on the grounds that after the 2023 typical elections.
”We call on the new administration each at Federal and state levels, to come up with new strategies to address the safety state of affairs in the usa and especially in Plateau.
”Security personnel need to additionally wake up to their statutory obligations to protect lives and property.
”BYM equally calls on the Berom nation to stay calm and regulation abiding, however must discover each and every avenue to protect their communities as we cannot sit down and watch while they kill us one after another,” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, could now not be reached for comments.
However, Mr Caleb Mutfwang, the Governor of the state, confirmed the killings in a declaration through Mr Gyang Bere, his Director of Press and Public Affairs (DOPPA).
The governor similarly demonstrated the kidnap of a regular ruler in Mushere, Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.
He promised residents of the state of his commitment toward tackling the spate of attacks, killings, kidnapping and other security challenges presently going through the state.
”Let me guarantee the people that we are retooling the protection apparatus of the country and through the distinct grace of God we will have a secured Plateau,” he said.
The governor known as on the residents of the country to preserve away their variations and unite closer to shifting the state forward.