Protests are taking place in
several parts of Plateau today Wednesday 21st July 2016 as people continue to demand justice for the
assassination of Plateau Monarch, the Saf Ron.
In Bokkos town however, the protest was said to have been thrown into
Jeopardy as 2 youths were shot dead by men of the Nigerian Army
following confrontations with security agents.
Sources on the ground in Bokkos claim that the protest was largely
peaceful, but that there might have been slight provocation in some
quarters leading to the death of some youths.
The anger and condemnation that has trailed the assassination of the
monarch has led to tension and apprehension in the entire state, with
accusations and counter accusations. Religious leaders and politicians
have however appealed for calm, promising that the security agents are
on the heels of the assassins.
However, last night 2 people were said to have been killed in Sha
village, following an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen, leading to
the burning of a church the community. Equally, 2 days ago, Bokkos
youths were said to have attacked several Fulani settlements, leading to
the destruction of property and goods.
The governor of the state, Hon. Simon Lalong – through his media
aide, released a statement condemning the attacks and appealing for
understanding and restraint. Lalong promised that government is doing
everything within its power to bring the perpetrators of the act to