“Plateau State in Mourning: Death Toll Reaches 56 in Zurak Village Attack”

By Milcah Tanimu

Plateau State Mourns as Death Toll Rises to 56 in Zurak Village Attack Tragedy has struck Zurak village in the Wase local government area of Plateau State, with the death toll climbing to 56 following a vicious attack by bandits. The community, as reported by Daily Trust, fell victim to the brutality of the assailants who claimed the lives of 50 individuals, inflicted injuries on many, and razed numerous homes. The aftermath of the attack prompted residents to flee to neighboring communities in search of safety, leaving behind a trail of devastation. Traditional ruler Lawal Idris, who actively participated in the burial rites of the deceased, revealed that the grim toll continued to mount even after the initial interment. He disclosed that six additional bodies, all male, were discovered post the burial, bringing the total casualties to 56. In a glimmer of hope amid the despair, soldiers arrived in the community late Tuesday, marking a pivotal moment in restoring a semblance of security to the traumatized village. Idris expressed gratitude for the presence of security forces, noting that their arrival has emboldened many displaced residents to return to their homes despite the recent horrors. He emphasized that the primary concern now shifts to ensuring lasting security within the village, with the presence of soldiers instilling a renewed sense of confidence among the inhabitants. As Plateau State grapples with the aftermath of this heinous attack, the community remains resolute in its determination to rebuild and reclaim its sense of safety and stability.


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