Terrorists stormed Chisu village in Mangu Local Government of Plateau State on Tuesday night and set it on fire, killing eleven people.
After hearing gunshots in the middle of the night, the villagers had run to a house for refuge. However, the terrorists pursued them to their hiding location, which they then lit ablaze.
Michael Bulus, a member of the Chisu hamlet who managed to flee the attack, told Punch that the terrorists also set fire to other buildings before fleeing, including a church along the Mangu-Bokkos Road.
“Last night, terrorists attacked Chisu village of Mangu Local government at about 11:00 pm.
“When the terrorists arrived in the community, there were sporadic gunshots, and the people started running. Some of them ran to a house belonging to a community leader. Unfortunately, the house was set ablaze by the terrorists, and 11 burnt-dead bodies were later discovered this morning (Wednesday).
“The COCIN Regional Church Council Bwai along Mangu Bokkos road in the local government was also burnt by the terrorists along with other houses, vehicles, and tricycles before they fled the community.”