15 feared dead in fresh Wukari vi­o­lence

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Gun­men yes­ter­day launched an at­tack on Ndoy­aku vil­lage of Wukari lo­cal govern­ment area, killing 15 per­sons ac­cord­ing to res­i­dents.

The at­tack­ers who were said to be heav­ily armed and wear­ing mil­i­tary uni­forms, stormed the vil­lage which is a few kilo­me­ters away from the ad­min­is­tra­tive head­quar­ters of the coun­cil at about 9a.m.

For­mer Pres­i­dent of the Jukun Youth of Vi­sion, Wukari, Bar­ris­ter Luka Agbu, al­leged that the at­tack was launched by hired mer­ce­nar­ies bent on re­duc­ing the pop­u­la­tion of the Jukuns.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the mili­tias at­tacked the vil­lage and other vil­lages that were pre­vi­ously at­tacked with Ma­chine Guns thereby over­pow­er­ing the se­cu­rity per­son­nel in the area.

He ap­pealed to the state and federal govern­ment to de­ploy more se­cu­rity pres­ence to the com­mu­nity to con­tain the sit­u­a­tion.

When con­tacted, the Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tion Of­fi­cer (PPRO), ASP Joseph Kwaji, con­firmed the at­tack but said he was yet to be briefed by the Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO) from the area.

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