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Gunmen Kill 12 in Fresh Plateau Attack, Sparking Protests

Gunmen have launched another deadly attack on the Tilengpat Pushit community in Plateau State, killing twelve people. According to the Punch, the attacks occurred late Thursday night, adding to the string of violence in the region.

The Chairman of Mangu Local Government Area confirmed the latest killings, expressing bewilderment at the targeting of women and children.

Last week, gunmen killed no fewer than ten persons in Mandung-Mushu and Kopnanle villages, in the Bokkos and Mangu local government areas of the state. A community leader in Pushit, who gave his name simply as John, said authorities are investigating the attacks, and security forces have been deployed to the affected area.

Meanwhile, women in Bokkos Local Government Area have taken to the streets in protests over the renewed violent attacks by gunmen in their communities. The Punch reports that the protesting women were headed to the Council headquarters to register their grievances.

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