US Condemns Plateau Massacre, Demands Drastic Punishment For Killers

LAGOS JUNE 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The United States of America has strongly condemned the attacks in Plateau State in which no fewer than 86 people were killed and several others injured.
The US in a statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the US Department of State, said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice.
The statement said: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend.
“We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and call on all political and community leaders to lend their voices to peace and to work together to find lasting solutions to these rural conflicts.
“We join President Buhari and others in sending our deepest condolences to the affected communities, and in the desire to see the perpetrators brought to justice and to prevent further violence.”
According Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, 50 houses, two cars and 15 motorcycles were burnt in the attacks by herders.
The herdsmen were reported to have invaded Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, where the deaths occurred.
The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas following the attacks.
President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the attacks, describing the incident as “very painful and regrettable”, and warned that the government would not rest until the assailants were brought to justice.

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