Plateau Killings: Victims Flood JUTH For Treatment
Thirty-five victims of the recent attack on villages in Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government Area are currently receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).
Chief Medical Director of the Jos University Teaching Hospital Dr Edmund Banwat said six persons were pronounced dead on arrival.
The CMD in an exclusive interview with our correspondent said fifteen of the victims were children some as young as six months old.
Dr Edmund Banwat said all the victims are receiving good medical attention and are in stable condition.
No fewer than 86 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen who attacked three villages in the state over the weekend.
More than 50 houses were burnt by the hoodlums while scores of motorcycles and cars were also burnt.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives.
He said that the present government would not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the heinous crime are apprehended.
However, the Plateau State Government had imposed dusk to dawn curfew in the state as the law enforcement agents and the troops of the Nigerian Army search the bush to arrest the killers.